gametic etymology

English word gametic comes from English -ic, English gamete

Detailed word origin of gametic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
gamete English (eng) (cytology) A reproductive cell (sperm in males or eggs in females), having only half of a complete set of chromosomes.
gametic English (eng) Of or pertaining to gametes.

Words with the same origin as gametic

Descendants of -ic
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Descendants of gamete
gametogenesis gametogony gametophore gametophyte