macrogamete

noun mac·ro·ga·mete \ ˌma-krō-ˈga-ˌmēt also -gə-ˈmēt \

Definition of macrogamete

:the larger and usually female gamete of a heterogamous organism

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macrogamete

noun mac·ro·ga·mete \ ˌmak-rō-gə-ˈmēt , -ˈgam-ˌēt \

medical Definition of macrogamete

:the larger and usually female gamete of a heterogamous organism — compare microgamete

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