n : a mature male or female germ cell usu. possessing a haploid chromosome set and capable of initiating formation of a new diploid individual by fusion with a gamete of the opposite sex - called also sex cell ga*met*ic adj ga*met*i*cal*ly adv
Similar sounding terms: com·e·do come to com·mit
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