oogamete

oogamete

[oh-uh-gam-eet, -guh-meet]
noun Cell Biology.
one of a pair of structurally dissimilar gametes, the female gamete being large and nonmotile and the male gamete being small and motile.

Origin:
1890–95; oo- + gamete

oogamous [oh-og-uh-muhs] , adjective
oogamy, noun
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oogamete o·o·gam·ete (ō'ə-gām'ēt', -gə-mēt')
n.
A female gamete, especially the larger of two gametes produced by an oogamous species.

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