anisogamous

[an-ahy-sog-uh-muh s]

adjective Biology.

reproducing by the fusion of dissimilar gametes or individuals, usually differing in size.

Nearby words

  1. anisocytosis,
  2. anisodactyl,
  3. anisodactylous,
  4. anisodactyly,
  5. anisogamete,
  6. anisogamy,
  7. anisognathous,
  8. anisokaryosis,
  9. anisole,
  10. anisomastia

Also an·i·so·gam·ic [an-ahy-suh-gam-ik, an-ahy-] /ænˌaɪ səˈgæm ɪk, ˌæn aɪ-/.

Origin of anisogamous

First recorded in 1900–05; aniso- + -gamous

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