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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

gam(o)- Also gamet(o)-.

Marriage or union, fertilization or reproduction.

[Greek gamos, marriage.]

A gamete is a mature germ cell, male or female, able to undergo sexual reproduction, gamogenesis; petals of a flower that are gamopetalous are joined together.

The prefix gameto- refers specifically to gametes, as in gametocyte (Greek kutos, vessel), a cell that divides to make a gamete; gametangium (Greek angeion, a vessel), the cell or organ in which gametes are formed; gametophyte, the gamete-producing phase of the life cycle of plants with alternating generations.

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