- either of a pair of conjugating gametes differing in form, size, structure, or sex.
Origin of heterogamete
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- a gamete that differs in size and form from the one with which it unites in fertilizationCompare isogamete
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- Either of two conjugating gametes that differ in structure or behavior, such as the small motile male spermatozoon and the larger nonmotile female ovum.
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