gametoid theory

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gametoid theory gam·e·toid theory (gām'ĭ-toid')
The theory that the malignancy of a tumor results from neoplastic cells having developed the characteristics of gametes, so that they multiply and grow autonomously as parasites on the host's tissues.

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