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gametocyte Syllabification: ga·me·to·cyte
Pronunciation: /ɡəˈmēdəˌsīt/

Definition of gametocyte in English:


A cell that divides (by meiosis) to form gametes.
Example sentences
  • Moreover, it can detect asexual parasites and young gametocytes with reasonable sensitivity and specificity.
  • These intracellular stages include an asynchronous mixture of both first- and second-generation meronts and merozoites, as well as some gametocytes and gametes.
  • As stated in our article, scanty parasites and Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes may be easier to detect in thick films and therefore might be of value in low infections and in P falciparum speciation.
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