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heterogamete

[het-er-uh-gam-eet, -uh-roh-guh-meet] /ˌhɛt ər əˈgæm it, -ə roʊ gəˈmit/
noun, Cell Biology
1.
either of a pair of conjugating gametes differing in form, size, structure, or sex.
Compare isogamete.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; hetero- + gamete
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heterogamete

/ˌhɛtərəʊɡæˈmiːt/
noun
1.
a gamete that differs in size and form from the one with which it unites in fertilization Compare isogamete
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heterogamete in Medicine

heterogamete het·er·o·gam·ete (hět'ə-rō-gām'ēt', -gə-mēt')
n.
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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