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Biology. the merging of the nuclei of the sperm and egg cells; sexual reproduction.
Psychoanalysis. the combining of anal and genital eroticism in the development of sexuality.
Historical Examples

When a fresh nucleus has been thus formed (by amphimixis) in each of the copulating cells, they again separate.
The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel

amphimixis: the mingling of the germ plasm of two individuals.
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith

amphimixis, as we have seen, is one of the most potent forces against which the evolution of a new species has to contend.
Parallel Paths Thomas William Rolleston

noun (pl) -mixes (-ˈmɪksiːz)
true sexual reproduction by the fusion of gametes from two organisms Compare apomixis

amphimixis am·phi·mix·is (ām’fə-mĭk’sĭs)
The union of the sperm and egg in sexual reproduction.


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