heterogamete

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

Definition of heterogamete

  1. :  either of a pair of dissimilar and usually oogamous gametes

Origin and Etymology of heterogamete

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1897


Medical Dictionary

heterogamete

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

Medical Definition of heterogamete

  1. :  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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