hetero gamete


[het-er-uh-gam-eet, -uh-roh-guh-meet]
noun Cell Biology.
either of a pair of conjugating gametes differing in form, size, structure, or sex.
Compare isogamete.

1895–1900; hetero- + gamete

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heterogamete (ˌhɛtərəʊɡæˈmiːt)
Compare isogamete a gamete that differs in size and form from the one with which it unites in fertilization

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heterogamete het·er·o·gam·ete (hět'ə-rō-gām'ēt', -gə-mēt')
Either of two conjugating gametes that differ in structure or behavior, such as the small motile male spermatozoon and the larger nonmotile female ovum.

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