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isogamy

[ahy-sog-uh-mee] /aɪˈsɒg ə mi/
noun, Biology
1.
the fusion of two gametes of similar form, as in certain algae.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; iso- + -gamy
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British Dictionary definitions for isogamy

isogamy

/aɪˈsɒɡəmɪ/
noun
1.
(in some algae and fungi) sexual fusion of gametes of similar size and form Compare heterogamy (sense 1)
Derived Forms
isogamous, adjective
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isogamy in Medicine

isogamy i·sog·a·my (ī-sŏg'ə-mē)
n.
Conjugation between gametes of equal size and structure, or between individual cells alike in all respects.


i·sog'a·mous adj.
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isogamy in Science
isogamy
  (ī-sŏg'ə-mē)   
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.

isogamous adjective
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