isogamous

isogamous

[ahy-sog-uh-muhs]
adjective Biology.
having two similar gametes in which no differentiation can be distinguished, or reproducing by the union of such gametes (opposed to heterogamous ).

Origin:
1885–90; iso- + -gamous

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isogamy (aɪˈsɒɡəmɪ)
 
n
Compare heterogamy (in some algae and fungi) sexual fusion of gametes of similar size and form
 
i'sogamous
 
adj

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isogamy   (ī-sŏg'ə-mē)  Pronunciation Key 
A reproductive system characterized by the fusion of gametes (called isogametes) that are not distinguished in size or structure. Isogamy is found in some algae and other protist groups. Compare heterogamy.

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