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1. the development of merozoites into male and female gametes, which later fuse to form a zygote.
2. reproduction by means of gametes.
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A stage in the sexual cycle of sporozoans in which gametes are formed, often by schizogony.
[gameto- + G. gonē, a begetting]
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