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agamete

a·gam·ete
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-gam-eet, ey-guh-meet]
    • /eɪˈgæm it, ˌeɪ gəˈmit/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-gam-eet, ey-guh-meet]
    • /eɪˈgæm it, ˌeɪ gəˈmit/

Definitions of agamete word

  • noun agamete a reproductive cell, such as the merozoite of some protozoans, that develops into a new form without fertilization 3
  • noun agamete any asexual reproductive cell that develops directly into an adult without fertilization, as in certain protozoans 3
  • noun agamete an asexual reproductive cell, as a spore, that forms a new organism without fusion with another cell. 1
  • noun agamete (biology) A nonsexual gamete; a gamete involved in asexual reproduction. 0

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Origin of agamete

First appearance:

before 1915
One of the 14% newest English words
1915-20; < Greek agámet(os) unmarried, equivalent to a- a-6 + -gametos married, derivative of gamétēs; see gamete

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Parts of speech for Agamete

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agamete popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 50% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

agamete usage trend in Literature

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