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Definitions of gamete

  1. a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A sexual cell or germ cell; a conjugating cell which unites with another of like or unlike character to form a new individual. In Bot., gamete designates esp. the similar sex cells of the lower thallophytes which unite by conjugation, forming a zygospore. The gametes of higher plants are of two sorts, sperm (male) and egg (female); their union is called fertilization, and the resulting zygote an oospore. In Zool., gamete is most commonly used of the sexual cells of certain Protozoa, though also extended to the germ cells of higher forms. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The reproductive cells in multicellular organisms. Medical Dictionary DB
  4. 1. One of two cells undergoing caryogamy or true conjugation. 2. In heredity any germ-cell, whether ovum, spermatozoon, or pollen-cell. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  5. A sexual cell or germ cell; a conjugating cell which unites with another of like or unlike character to form a new individual. In Bot., gamete designates esp. the similar sex cells of the lower thallophytes which unite by conjugation, forming a zygospore. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. (biol.). Sexual protoplasmic body, which unites with another for reproduction. [Greek] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  7. A conjugative cell-element. American pocket medical dictionary.

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