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Below you will find the definition of gamete, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes
EXAMPLES - Gamete in a Sentence
- Marriage is often actually defined as the gamete of the state. (source)
- Genes are duplicated every time a cell including a gamete divides. (source)
- Reproduction via gamete donation is widely assumed to be unproblematic. (source)
- Thus it is only a partial essence that someone originates with the gamete (source)
- Material that teaches students to predict gamete genotypes from parental genotypes. (source)
- Plan B gives women the ability to control, to a limited extent, when they will expel a gamete. (source)
- What gamete genotypes will the pooled products of many meioses contain, and in what proportions? (source)
- The theory she presented for altering the genetic code in an Andorian gamete is straightforward enough. (source)
- He will -- obviously, he's been the commander in chief, he can speak to that but he'll cover the gamete. (source)
- Infertility medicine is a growing field, one dependent upon gamete donation and cyropreservation of embryos. (source)
- Moreover, if cloning is banned, infertile couples may opt for embryo or gamete donation rather than adoption. (source)
- The chance of an individual gamete which is a (d u) recombinant combining with another (d u) recombinant is (p/2) x (p/2). (source)
- And meiosis is again treated largely as patterns to be recognized, with no emphasis on using it to predict gamete genotypes. (source)
- Of course, the entire gamete of the population irrespective of their caste, race, religion and language will benefit from it. (source)
- Separately we'll teach how DNA sequences are inherited meiosis, gamete fusion, chromosome reassortment and crossing over, etc. (source)
- In GIFT (gamete intrafallopian transfer) and ZIFT (zygote intrafallopian transfer), implantation occurs in the fallopian tubes. (source)
- Here at Huffington Post Travel we've covered the gamete of amenities, from completely extraordinary--an underwater suite, perhaps? (source)
- In females, the gamete is the egg, fewer and larger cells produced in an environment capable of supplying nutrition to a developing embryo. (source)
- Adoption Act declared unconstitutional because it discriminates against children who are born through "gamete" donors, including sperm donors. (source)
- Lunar synchronization also is important for reproduction in many species, with gamete spawning or larval release associated with specific phases of the moon. (source)
- If these gamete slicks are trapped within enclosed bays, they can kill fish and other marine organisms through the development of anoxia as the gametes decay. (source)
- Therefore, a mutation in a gamete cell that forms a viable zygote brings about an evolutionary change, as allelic frequencies will have changed from the parental generation. (source)
- The 47-year-old fertility specialist shot to fame in the mid'80s for pioneering a technique called GIFT (gamete intrafallopian transfer), which can help infertile couples conceive. (source)
- First of all, we might challenge the claim that gamete donors typically treat their parental responsibilities too lightly by transferring or alienating them (Bayne 2003, Page 1985). (source)
- Desmond has the self-made man's loathing of dynastic wealth, though of course, when the time comes, he plans to hand over his empire to his own fortunate gamete, currently at Cambridge. (source)
- For example, when crossing over or chromosome rearrangements are taught, students should also be taught how to predict the gamete genotypes that crossovers and rearrangements will produce. (source)
- The transmission of genes from parent to offspring is carried out in a special process of cellular division called meiosis, which produces gamete cells containing one chromosome from each paired set. (source)
- These are the new sequences, created from a hybrid of Andorian DNA as well as wholly new code intended to fill the gaps left by genetic deficiencies contained within an original gamete after fertilization. (source)
- First, students must understand meiosis and its genetic consequences - how parental genotypes give rise to gamete genotypes, and how random gamete fusion creates offspring with new combinations of parental genotypes. (source)
- In addition to IV-F, there's GIFT (gamete intrafallopian transfer), which allows egg and sperm to unite inside a woman's fallopian tubes, and ZIFT (zygote intrafallopian transfer), where doctors implant the fertilized egg. (source)
- This assumption may ground a critique of the geneticist account of parenthood, for a gamete donor can stand in a relation of direct genetic derivation to numerous children without being those children's parent (Macklin 1996). (source)
- A variation of IVF, called gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) consists of the immediate injection of the ova into the fallopian tube after combination with semen without determining whether they have been successfully fertilized. (source)
- Pratten, who now works as a journalist in Toronto, filed her lawsuit in 2008, seeking to have the Adoption Act declared unconstitutional because it discriminates against children who are born through "gamete" donors, which includes sperm and egg donors. (source)
- I was proposing a much broader ban than the one you proposed which included artificial production of gametes (necessary arguably for same-sex conception), human cloning, and gamete selection for in vitro fertilization based on any genetic characteristics (gender would be the most obvious). (source)
- In part, enhanced reproductive success is almost certainly one result of gamete concentrations increased through synchronized spawning, but it is also likely to be affected by the coincidence with abundance pelagic food supplies or perhaps the availability of algal symbionts in the seawater. (source)
- We heard specifics of Barack Obama as well as specifics from Hillary Clinton they are trying to give the voters the kinds of plans to map out what it was that they would do if elected president, what makes them the better candidate, she talks about health care, education, Iraq, the whole gamete. (source)
- Traditionally, many people who have gone to sperm banks have indeed wanted to take the man out of the sperm, preferring to pretend that what they're buying is just a "gamete," which came from, well, the gamete factory, not from a living, breathing man whose personality and looks they may find practically duplicated in their child. (source)
- Even the simplest Punnett square implicitly requires students to figure out parental genotypes from parental phenotypes, to predict the gamete genotypes and proportions these parents will produce, to predict the offspring genotypes and proportions that random fusion of these gametes will produce, and to predict the offspring phenotypes from these genotypes. (source)
- For example, although Mendel's law of segregation (M) (which states that in sexually reproducing organisms each of the two alternative forms (alleles) of a gene specifying a trait at a locus in a given organism has 0.5 probability of ending up in a gamete) is widely used in models in evolutionary biology, it has a number of exceptions, such as meiotic drive. (source)
- Besides proposed legislation to change the status of an embryo (to human status), the kinds of politically-driven restrictions that can be detrimental to this growth industry run the gamut, including recent legislation proposed in Florida to require that all agencies that recruit or screen donors be run by a licensed attorneys or gamete registries, like those in England, that require donors to be identified by genetic offspring. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 31.0, which suggests that "gamete" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 5 synonyms for gamete.
egg, egg cell, oosphere, seed, spore
We have 0 antonyms for gamete.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (gămˈētˌ, gə-mētˈ)
View up to 25 definitions of gamete from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A reproductive cell (male (sperm) or female (egg)) that has only half the usual number of chromosomes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A sexual cell or germ cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes; a conjugating cell which unites with another of like or unlike character to form a new individual. In Bot., gamete designates esp. the similar sex cells of the lower thallophytes which unite by conjugation, forming a zygospore. The gametes of higher plants are of two sorts, sperm (male) and egg (female); their union is called fertilization, and the resulting zygote an oöspore. In Zoöl., gamete is most commonly used of the sexual cells of certain Protozoa, though also extended to the germ cells of higher forms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) In biology, a propagative protoplasmic body which unites with a similar or dissimilar body to form a spore, called a zygote, the latter being either a zygospore or an oöspore. Mobile gametes resembling zoöspores are called planogametes or zoögametes.
- (noun) A general term for the mature germ-cells, either male (spermatozoön) or female (ovum), which unite to form the zygote.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes