oogamous

adjective
oog·​a·​mous | \ ō-ˈä-gə-məs How to pronounce oogamous (audio) \

Definition of oogamous

: having or involving a small motile male gamete and a large immobile female gamete

Other Words from oogamous

oogamy \ ō-​ˈä-​gə-​mē How to pronounce oogamy (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of oogamous

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Oogamous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oogamous. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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oogamous

adjective
oog·​a·​mous | \ ō-ˈäg-ə-məs How to pronounce oogamous (audio) \

Medical Definition of oogamous

1 : characterized by fusion of a small actively motile male gamete and a large immobile female gamete
2 : having oogamous reproduction

Other Words from oogamous

oogamy \ -​mē How to pronounce oogamy (audio) \ noun, plural oogamies

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