macrogamete

noun

mac·​ro·​ga·​mete ˌma-krō-ˈga-ˌmēt How to pronounce macrogamete (audio)
also
-gə-ˈmēt How to pronounce macrogamete (audio)
: the larger and usually female gamete of a heterogamous organism

Word History

Etymology

macro- + gamete

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of macrogamete was in 1888

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“Macrogamete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macrogamete. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

macrogamete

noun
mac·​ro·​ga·​mete ˌmak-rō-gə-ˈmēt How to pronounce macrogamete (audio) -ˈgam-ˌēt How to pronounce macrogamete (audio)
: the larger and usually female gamete of a heterogamous organism compare microgamete

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