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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



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.