the development and maturation of gametes (sex cells) through meiosis. The process is termed 'spermatogenesis' in the development of sperm cells and 'oogenesis' in the development of egg cells
the formation of male and female gametes by meiosis.
(ga meet´ oh jen´ e sis) [Gr. gamete: wife, gametes: husband + genesis: source] • The specialized series of cellular divisions that leads to the production of sex cells (gametes). (Contrast with oogenesis and spermatogenesis.)