microgamete

microgamete

[mahy-kroh-gam-eet, -guh-meet]
noun Cell Biology.
(in heterogamous reproduction) the smaller and, usually, the male of two conjugating gametes.

Origin:
1890–95; micro- + gamete

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microgamete (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈɡæmiːt)
 
n
Compare macrogamete the smaller and apparently male of two gametes in conjugating protozoans

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microgamete mi·cro·gam·ete (mī'krō-gām'ēt', -gə-mēt')
n.
The smaller of a pair of conjugating gametes, usually the male, in a heterogamous organism.

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microgamete   (mī'krō-gām'ēt', -gə-mēt')  Pronunciation Key 
The smaller of a pair of conjugating gametes, usually the male, in an organism that reproduces by heterogamy.
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