gametogony


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gametogony

 [gam″ĕ-tog´o-ne]
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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gam·e·tog·o·ny

(gam'ĕ-tog'ō-nē),
A stage in the sexual cycle of sporozoans in which gametes are formed, often by schizogony.
Synonym(s): gametogonia, gamogony
[gameto- + G. gonē, a begetting]
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In these cells, the parasites undergo asexual multiplication (schizogony or merogony) and then sexual multiplication (gametogony) producing microgamonts (male) and macrogamonts (female).