noun Biology.

the union of anisogametes.

Origin of anisogamy

First recorded in 1890–95; aniso- + -gamy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for anisogamy



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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anisogamy in Medicine




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