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game law a law regulating hunting and fishing, enacted to preserve game.
game plan a strategy or course of action planned before a game of sport, esp. football. [2 definitions]
game point the stage in a game, esp. in a racket sport, when the next point scored will be the last and deciding one. [2 definitions]
game show a television show in which participants play various games of chance, skill, or memory in order to win prizes.
gamesmanship the art or act of using questionable, though legal, tactics to win at games or contests.
gamesome having or showing a desire to play; frisky; frolicsome.
gamester one who habitually gambles.
gamete a mature reproductive cell, such as an egg or sperm, that is capable of uniting with another cell to form a new organism.
game theory mathematical analysis of strategies for maximizing gains and minimizing losses, applied to games of strategic competition and to corporate, military, and other decision-making problems.
gameto- gamete or reproductive cell.
gametocyte a cell that divides to produce gametes.
gametophore a plant part that produces gametes.
gametophyte the sexual, gamete-bearing form of a plant that undergoes the alternation of generations. (Cf. sporophyte.)
gamin an unsupervised or homeless boy who wanders about in the streets; urchin.
gaming the practice of gambling; playing of games of chance. [2 definitions]
gamma the name of the third letter of the Greek alphabet.
gamma globulin a protein in blood serum that contains antibodies used in the prevention of a number of infectious diseases, such as measles and hepatitis.
gamma ray electromagnetic radiation of high energy and frequency, produced by reactions of radioactive atoms or by high energy electrons interacting with matter.
gammon1 a win in backgammon in which the loser has not managed to remove any pieces. [2 definitions]
gammon2 a ham that has been smoked or cured. [2 definitions]
gamo- united; joined.