anisogamous

anisogamous

[an-ahy-sog-uh-muhs]
adjective Biology.
reproducing by the fusion of dissimilar gametes or individuals, usually differing in size.
Also, anisogamic [an-ahy-suh-gam-ik, an-ahy-] .


Origin:
1900–05; aniso- + -gamous

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anisogamy (ˌænaɪˈsɒɡəmɪ)
 
n
a type of sexual reproduction in which the gametes are dissimilar, either in size alone or in size and form
 
ani'sogamous
 
adj

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