agamete


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Related to agamete: Amanita, apatite

a·ga·mete

(ā-gam'ēt, ag'a-mēt),
A protozoan organism produced by asexual multiple fission.
See also: schizogony.
[G. a- priv. + gametēs, husband]

agamete

(ā-găm′ēt′, ā′gə-mēt′)
n.
An asexual reproductive cell, such as a spore.

agamete

[āgam′ēt]
Etymology: Gk a + gamos not marriage
1 any of the unicellular organisms, such as bacteria and protozoa, that reproduce asexually by multiple fission instead of by the production of gametes.
2 any asexual reproductive cell, such as a spore or merozoite, that forms a new organism without fusion with another gamete. See also fungus. agametic, agamic, agamous, adj.

a·ga·mete

(ā'gam'ēt)
A cell produced by asexual reproduction (fission).
[G. a- priv. + gametēs, husband]