anisogamy

anisogamy

[an-ahy-sog-uh-mee]
noun Biology.
the union of anisogametes.

Origin:
1890–95; aniso- + -gamy

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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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anisogamy an·i·sog·a·my (ān'ī-sŏg'ə-mē)
n.
A union between two gametes that differ in size or form.


an'i·so·gam'ic (-sə-gām'ĭk) adj.
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