Relating to or derived from sexual union; usually used as a suffix. [G. gamikos, pert. to marriage]

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gam·ic 'gam-ik adj requiring fertilization: SEXUAL <a \gamic egg> <\gamic reproduction>

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gam·ic (gamґik) of or requiring fertilization to reproduce.

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  • Gamic — Gam ic, a. [Gr. ? marriage.] (Biol.) Pertaining to, or resulting from, sexual connection; formed by the union of the male and female elements. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gamic — [gam′ik] adj. [< Gr gamos, marriage (see GAMO ) + IC] Biol. that can develop only after fertilization: said of such an ovum …   English World dictionary

  • gamic — ˈgamik adjective Etymology: gam + ic : requiring fertilization : sexual a gamic egg gamic reproduction …   Useful english dictionary

  • -gamic — adjective combining form Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek gamos gamous having (such) reproductive organs < cleistogamic > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gamic — /gam ik/, adj. Biol. sexual (def. 3). [1855 60; < Gk gamikós bridal of marriage, equiv. to gám(os) marriage, wedding + ikos IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • gamic — adjective Formed as a result of syngamy (union of gametes), sexually produced, sexual. Ant: agamic …   Wiktionary

  • gamic — Synonyms and related words: amorous, carnal, erogenic, erogenous, erotic, erotogenic, fleshly, gametic, heterosexual, libidinal, nuptial, oversexed, potent, procreative, seminal, sensual, sex, sexed, sexlike, sexual, sexy, spermatic, spermatozoal …   Moby Thesaurus

  • gamic — adj. sexual (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • -gamic — gam·ic …   English syllables

  • gamic — gam·ic …   English syllables

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