microgamete

noun
mi·​cro·​ga·​mete | \ ˌmī-krō-ˈga-ˌmēt How to pronounce microgamete (audio) also -gə-ˈmēt \

Definition of microgamete

: the smaller and usually male gamete of a heterogamous organism

First Known Use of microgamete

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Microgamete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microgamete. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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microgamete

noun
mi·​cro·​ga·​mete | \ -ˈgam-ˌēt, -gə-ˈmēt How to pronounce microgamete (audio) \

Medical Definition of microgamete

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

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