amphimixes

amphimixes
n. union of male and female gametes, fertilization (Biology)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • amphimixis — noun (plural amphimixes) Etymology: New Latin, from amphi + Greek mixis mingling, from mignynai to mix more at mix Date: 1893 the union of gametes in sexual reproduction …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • amphimixis — amphimictic /am feuh mik tik/, adj. amphimictically, adv. /am feuh mik sis/, n., pl. amphimixes / mik seez/. 1. Biol. the merging of the nuclei of the sperm and egg cells; sexual reproduction. 2. Psychoanal. the combining of anal and genital… …   Universalium

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