hologamous

[ huh-log-uh-muhs ]
/ həˈlɒg ə məs /

adjective Biology.

of or relating to an organism having reproductive cells similar in size and structure to the somatic cells.

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Origin of hologamous

First recorded in 1920–25; holo- + -gamous
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