macrogamete

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

Definition of macrogamete

  1. :  the larger and usually female gamete of a heterogamous organism

Origin and Etymology of macrogamete

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1899


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macrogamete

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

Medical Definition of macrogamete

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


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