isogamete

isogamete

[ahy-suh-gam-eet, ahy-soh-guh-meet]
noun Cell Biology.
one of a pair of conjugating gametes, exhibiting no differences in form, size, structure, or sex.
Compare heterogamete.


Origin:
1890–95; iso- + gamete

isogametic [ahy-soh-guh-met-ik] , adjective
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isogamete (ˌaɪsəʊɡæˈmiːt)
 
n
Compare heterogamete a gamete that is similar in size and form to the one with which it unites in fertilization
 
isogametic
 
adj

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isogamete iso·gam·ete (ī'sō-gām'ēt', -gə-mēt')
n.
A gamete that has the same size and structure as the one with which it unites.

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