agamete

agamete

[ey-gam-eet, ey-guh-meet]
noun Cell Biology.
an asexual reproductive cell, as a spore, that forms a new organism without fusion with another cell.

Origin:
1915–20; < Greek agámet(os) unmarried, equivalent to a- a-6 + -gametos married, derivative of gamétēs; see gamete

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agamete (əˈɡæmiːt)
 
n
a reproductive cell, such as the merozoite of some protozoans, that develops into a new form without fertilization
 
[C19: from Greek agametos unmarried; see a-1, gamete]

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