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anisogamy

[ an-ahy-sog-uh-mee ]
/ ˌæn aɪˈsɒg ə mi /
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noun Biology.
the union of anisogametes.
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Origin of anisogamy

First recorded in 1890–95; aniso- + -gamy
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British Dictionary definitions for anisogamy

anisogamy
/ (ˌænaɪˈsɒɡəmɪ) /

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

Derived forms of anisogamy

anisogamous, adjective
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Medical definitions for anisogamy

anisogamy
[ ăn′ī-sŏgə-mē ]

n.
A union between two gametes that differ in size or form.

Other words from anisogamy

an′i•so•gamic (-sə-gămĭk) adj.
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