anisogamy

[an-ahy-sog-uh-mee]

noun Biology.

the union of anisogametes.

Nearby words

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

Origin of anisogamy

First recorded in 1890–95; aniso- + -gamy

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British Dictionary definitions for anisogamy

anisogamy

noun

a type of sexual reproduction in which the gametes are dissimilar, either in size alone or in size and form
Derived Formsanisogamous, adjective

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Medicine definitions for anisogamy

anisogamy

[ăn′ī-sŏgə-mē]

n.

A union between two gametes that differ in size or form.
Related formsan′i•so•gamic (-sə-gămĭk) adj.


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