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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Of, relating to, being, or derived from a mature sexual reproductive cell that unites to form a new organism.

Usage examples (23)
  • This means that each seed contains not only the embryo that resulted from cross-fertilization (called a gametic embryo), but also several
  • He added that in some of the polyembyronic citrus, some of the embryos are of gametic origin and therefore do not come true.
  • It is an historical fact that the discoverers of the full multi-level selection regime of the t-allele used a gametic model, a diploid model, and a demic model, not a...
  • As it is these gametic cells that pass genetic information to the next generation — hence affecting a change in genetic information if a mutation is passed from parent... for more
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