heterogamy

noun het·er·og·a·my \ ˌhe-tə-ˈrä-gə-mē \

Definition of heterogamy

1 : sexual reproduction involving fusion of unlike gametes often differing in size, structure, and physiology
2 : the condition of reproducing by heterogamy

First Known Use of heterogamy

circa 1894


Medical Dictionary

heterogamy

noun het·er·og·a·my \ -mē \

medical Definition of heterogamy

plural heterogamies
1 : sexual reproduction involving fusion of unlike gametes often differing in size, structure, and physiology
2 : the condition of reproducing by heterogamy

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