oogamous

adjective

oog·​a·​mous ō-ˈä-gə-məs How to pronounce oogamous (audio)
: having or involving a small motile male gamete and a large immobile female gamete
oogamy noun

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oogamous was in 1888

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“Oogamous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oogamous. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

oogamous

adjective
oog·​a·​mous ō-ˈäg-ə-məs How to pronounce oogamous (audio)
1
: characterized by fusion of a small actively motile male gamete and a large immobile female gamete
2
: having oogamous reproduction
oogamy noun
plural oogamies
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