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gamete

gamete (gămˈēt): see reproduction.
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gamete

[′ga‚mēt]
(biology)
A cell which participates in fertilization and development of a new organism. Also known as germ cell; sex cell.
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gamete

a haploid germ cell, such as a spermatozoon or ovum, that fuses with another germ cell during fertilization
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