[ ahy-suh-gam-eet, ahy-soh-guh-meet ]
/ ˌaɪ səˈgæm it, ˌaɪ soʊ gəˈmit /

noun Cell Biology.

one of a pair of conjugating gametes, exhibiting no differences in form, size, structure, or sex.
Compare heterogamete.

Origin of isogamete

First recorded in 1890–95; iso- + gamete

Related forms

i·so·ga·met·ic [ahy-soh-guh-met-ik] /ˌaɪ soʊ gəˈmɛt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for isogamete


/ (ˌaɪsəʊɡæˈmiːt) /


a gamete that is similar in size and form to the one with which it unites in fertilizationCompare heterogamete

Derived Forms

isogametic (ˌaɪsəʊɡæˈmɛtɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for isogamete


[ ī′sō-gămēt′, -gə-mēt ]


A gamete that has the same size and structure as the one with which it unites.

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