microgamete

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noun mi·cro·ga·mete \-ˈga-ˌmēt also -gə-ˈmēt\

Definition of microgamete

  1. :  the smaller and usually male gamete of a heterogamous organism

Origin and Etymology of microgamete

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1888


Medical Dictionary

microgamete

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noun mi·cro·ga·mete \-ˈgam-ˌēt, -gə-ˈmēt\

Medical Definition of microgamete

  1. :  the smaller and usually male gamete of an organism producing two types of gametes—compare macrogamete


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