microgamete

noun

mi·​cro·​ga·​mete ˌmī-krō-ˈga-ˌmēt How to pronounce microgamete (audio)
 also  -gə-ˈmēt
: the smaller and usually male gamete of a heterogamous organism

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of microgamete was in 1888

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“Microgamete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microgamete. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

microgamete

noun
mi·​cro·​ga·​mete -ˈgam-ˌēt, -gə-ˈmēt How to pronounce microgamete (audio)
: the smaller and usually male gamete of an organism producing two types of gametes compare macrogamete
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