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isogamete

[ahy-suh-gam-eet, ahy-soh-guh-meet] /ˌaɪ səˈgæm it, ˌaɪ soʊ gəˈmit/
noun, Cell Biology.
1.
one of a pair of conjugating gametes, exhibiting no differences in form, size, structure, or sex.
Compare heterogamete.
Origin of isogamete
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95; iso- + gamete
Related forms
isogametic
[ahy-soh-guh-met-ik] /ˌaɪ soʊ gəˈmɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for isogametes

isogamete

/ˌaɪsəʊɡæˈmiːt/
noun
1.
a gamete that is similar in size and form to the one with which it unites in fertilization Compare heterogamete
Derived Forms
isogametic (ˌaɪsəʊɡæˈmɛtɪk) adjective
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isogametes in Medicine

isogamete iso·gam·ete (ī'sō-gām'ēt', -gə-mēt')
n.
A gamete that has the same size and structure as the one with which it unites.

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