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Definition of "gametocyte" [gametocyte]

  • A cell from which gametes develop by meiotic division, especially a spermatocyte or an oocyte. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gametocyte" in a sentence
  • "In the premier open access journal PLoS Biology, a study of children in Kenya reveals that those individuals harboring the transmissible gametocyte stage of malaria parasites are more attractive to the mosquito vectors that spread this disease."
  • "When one chromosome of a pair, instead of being parallel to the other in the gametocyte, crosses it at a point of contact, then when the chromosomes separate, part of one chromosome remains connected with the part of the other on the same side and the two parts separate as"
  • "Asexual and gametocyte parasite cultures were pelleted at 500 g, washed twice in 2% FCS"
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