macrogamete

noun
mac·​ro·​ga·​mete | \ ˌma-krō-ˈga-ˌmēt How to pronounce macrogamete (audio) also -gə-ˈmēt How to pronounce macrogamete (audio) \

Definition of macrogamete

: the larger and usually female gamete of a heterogamous organism

First Known Use of macrogamete

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macrogamete

macro- + gamete

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macrogamete

noun
mac·​ro·​ga·​mete | \ ˌmak-rō-gə-ˈmēt How to pronounce macrogamete (audio) , -ˈgam-ˌēt How to pronounce macrogamete (audio) \

Medical Definition of macrogamete

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

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