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agamete

[ey-gam-eet, ey-guh-meet] /eɪˈgæm it, ˌeɪ gəˈmit/
noun, Cell Biology
1.
an asexual reproductive cell, as a spore, that forms a new organism without fusion with another cell.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; < Greek agámet(os) unmarried, equivalent to a- a-6 + -gametos married, derivative of gamétēs; see gamete
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agamete

/əˈɡæmiːt/
noun
1.
a reproductive cell, such as the merozoite of some protozoans, that develops into a new form without fertilization
Word Origin
C19: from Greek agametos unmarried; see a-1, gamete
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