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gametocyte

 [gah-met´o-sīt]
1. an oocyte or spermatocyte; a cell that produces gametes.
2. the sexual stage of the malarial parasite in the blood which may produce gametes when taken into the mosquito host; it may be male (microgametocyte) or female (macrogametocyte).

ga·me·to·cyte

(gă-mē'tō-sīt),
A cell capable of dividing to produce gametes, for example, a sperm or oocyte.
Synonym(s): gamont
[gameto- + G. kytos, cell]

gametocyte

/ga·me·to·cyte/ (-sīt)
1. a cell capable of dividing to form gametes; an oocyte or spermatocyte.
2. the sexual form, male or female, of certain sporozoa, such as malarial plasmodia, found in the erythrocytes, which may produce gametes when ingested by the secondary host. See also macrogametocyte and microgametocyte.

gametocyte

(gə-mē′tə-sīt′)
n.
A cell from which gametes develop by meiotic division, especially a spermatocyte or an oocyte.

gametocyte

[gəmē′tōsīt]
Etymology: Gk, gamete + kytos, cell
any cell capable of dividing into or in the process of developing into a gamete.

ga·me·to·cyte

(gă-mē'tō-sīt)
A cell capable of dividing to produce gametes, e.g., a spermatocyte or oocyte.
[gameto- + G. kytos, cell]

gametocyte

A cell from which a GAMETE is developed by division. In the ovary, a gametocyte is an oocyte; in the testicle it is a spermatocyte.

gametocyte

an animal or plant cell that develops into gametes by meiosis. see GAMETOGENESIS.

gametocyte

an oocyte or spermatocyte; a cell that produces gametes.
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While in the gut, the organisms undergo several complex life-cycle changes, leading to formation of gametocytes that fuse and create more oocysts.
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