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oogamete

[oh-uh-gam-eet, -guh-meet] /oʊ əˈgæm it, -gəˈmit/
noun, Cell Biology
1.
one of a pair of structurally dissimilar gametes, the female gamete being large and nonmotile and the male gamete being small and motile.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; oo- + gamete
Related forms
oogamous
[oh-og-uh-muh s] /oʊˈɒg ə məs/ (Show IPA),
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.

oogamous o·og·a·mous (ō-ŏg'ə-məs)
adj.
Characterized by or having small motile male gametes and large nonmotile female gametes.

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oogamous in Science
oogamy
  (ō-ŏg'ə-mē)   
A system of sexual reproduction in which one gamete (called the egg) is large and nonmotile, while the other (called the sperm) is small and motile. Oogamy is a type of heterogamy. Compare isogamy.

oogamous adjective
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