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gametogenesis

n. the process resulting in the formation of gametes from germ cells, which normally involves meiosis. In mammals, gametogenesis in the female is known as oogenesis and occurs in the ovaries; in the male, it is called spermatogenesis and occurs in the testes.

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May 26th 2024

closing

closing

n. ending a session in psychotherapy or counseling. Approaches to closing vary among therapists: Some allow the client to initiate the end of the session; others initiate it themselves.