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2.37: Gametogenesis

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egg

Female gamete.

gametogenesis

Development of haploid cells into gametes, such as sperm and egg.

oocyte

Cell formed during meiosis in the female prior to the formation of the ovum.

oogenesis

The process of producing mature eggs.

oogonia

Immature eggs that form in the ovaries before birth; have the diploid number of chromosomes.

ovum

A mature female gamete.

sperm

Male gamete.

spermatid

Cell formed during meiosis in the male prior to the formation of the mature sperm cell.

spermatocyte

Cell formed during meiosis in the male prior to the formation of the spermatid.

spermatogenesis

The process that produces mature sperm cells.

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