gametenoun [ C ]uk /ˈɡæm.iːt/ us /ˈɡæm.iːt/ specialized
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- A cell divides into two—which are the final gametes.
- It is now quite commonly believed that this predisposition arises from the quantity rather than the quality or kind of factors in the chemical impetus in the nuclei of the conjugating gametes.
- Pollen of an allied species which does not fuse with the female cell to make a gamete may, nevertheless, excite a female cell into division and the development of a tree.