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A gamete (from Greek: γαμέτης, gamétês "husband", or Greek: γαμέτις, gamétis, "wife"), also called sex cells, is a cell that fuses with another cell during fertilization in organisms reproducing sexually.

Cellular reproduction through meiosis.
A sperm attempts to penetrate the ovum coat to fertilize it.
Scanning electron micrograph of pollen from a variety of common plants: sunflower (Helianthus annuus), morning glory (Ipomea purpurea), hollyhock (Sildalcea malviflora), lily (Lilium auratum), primrose (Oenothera fruticosa) and castor bean (Ricinus communis).