heterogamete

noun het·ero·ga·mete \ ˌhe-tə-rō-ˈga-ˌmēt also -gə-ˈmēt \

Definition of heterogamete

:either of a pair of dissimilar and usually oogamous gametes

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heterogamete

noun het·ero·ga·mete \ ˌhet-ə-rō-gə-ˈmēt , -ˈgam-ˌēt \

medical Definition of heterogamete

:either of a pair of gametes that differ in form, size, or behavior and occur typically as large nonmotile female gametes and small motile sperms

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