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

First Known Use of heterogamete

1897, in the meaning defined above

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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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