oogamete

noun
oo·​gamete | \ ¦ōə+ \

Definition of oogamete

: a female gamete specifically : a relatively large nonmotile gamete containing reserve material for use by the developing zygote that results when a sperm fuses with such a gamete

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History and Etymology for oogamete

o- + gamete

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“Oogamete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oogamete. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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