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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).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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gametocyte

(gə-mē′tə-sīt′)
n.
A cell from which gametes develop by meiotic division, especially a spermatocyte or an oocyte.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

gametocyte

an animal or plant cell that develops into gametes by meiosis. see GAMETOGENESIS.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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When another mosquito bites the infected person, the parasites, now in a form called gametocytes, complete their life cycle in the insect.
The same approach was used to investigate relationships between virulence and transmission, with gametocyte density as the response variable and the virulence measure as the predictor variable.
(5) Hemoproteus gametocytes also contain refractile iron pigment that is observed in peripheral blood smears.
The gametocytes almost completely encircled the erythrocyte nucleus and markedly displaced laterally.
Bradyzoites that do not become gametocytes penetrate the intestinal epithelial cells of cats and multiply as tachyzoites (motile infective stage).
The newly discovered shift toward a more equal ratio likely occurs, says Paul, because an infected host mounts an immune response that hinders the male gametocytes' swimming ability.
The parasitemia and percentage of gametocytes were monitored daily beginning one-week post-infection (PI).
The basic requirements for local transmission of malaria--including persons (who may or may not be ill) with malarial gametocytes in their blood (as was documented in Houston), competent vectors, and conducive weather conditions--exist in many areas of the United States.
Malaria renders mice most susceptible to mosquito feeding when gametocytes are most infective.
These species may transmit gametocytes more efficiently at low parasite densities; a recent study found increased P.
Hypertrophied (50-70 [micro]m) gametocytes containing basophilic intranuclear inclusions and condensed peripheral chromatin, typical of viral gametocytic hypertrophy (Fig.