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[guh-mee-tuh-sahyd, gam-i-] /gəˈmi təˌsaɪd, ˈgæm ɪ-/

a substance that kills gametes or gametocytes.

the killing of gametes; an agent that kills gametes, gametocytes

gametocide ga·me·to·cide (gə-mē’tə-sīd’)
An agent that is destructive to gametes or gametocytes, especially malarial gametocytes.


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