heterogamete

noun
het·​ero·​ga·​mete | \ ˌhe-tə-rō-ˈga-ˌmēt also -gə-ˈmēt How to pronounce heterogamete (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heterogamete. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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heterogamete

noun
het·​ero·​ga·​mete | \ ˌhet-ə-rō-gə-ˈmēt How to pronounce heterogamete (audio) , -ˈgam-ˌēt How to pronounce heterogamete (audio) \

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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