Definition of gametogenesis in English:

gametogenesis

Line breaks: gam¦eto|gen¦esis
Pronunciation: /gəˌmiːtə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun] Biology
  • The process in which cells undergo meiosis to form gametes.
    More example sentences
    • Normally, the adult proximal germline contains germ cells undergoing gametogenesis and proliferation is restricted to the distalmost part of the adult gonad.
    • Sporulation in single-celled eukaryotes such as yeasts is a morphogenetic process equivalent to gametogenesis, because an ascospore is a highly specialized cell and its formation is preceded by meiotic nuclear division.
    • Homologous chromosomes are fully aligned at the pachytene stage, and germ cells survive to complete meiosis and gametogenesis with high efficiency.

Derivatives

gametogenic

adjective
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  • The final stages of gametogenic development, spawning activity, and major shell growth also take place during this low-salinity period.
  • Typically, the small-sized tubules are in an early gametogenic stage and the largest tubules are mature.
  • There are, however, important gametogenic events which are specific to multicellular organisms.

gametogeny

noun
More example sentences
  • After the second or third division, the schizonts invade further cells, where gametogeny, or sexual division, occurs.

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