[ahy-suh-gam-eet, ahy-soh-guh-meet]

noun Cell Biology.

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

Nearby words

  1. isoenergetic,
  2. isoenzyme,
  3. isoerythrolysis,
  4. isoflavone,
  5. isoflurane,
  6. isogamous,
  7. isogamy,
  8. isogeneic,
  9. isogeneic graft,
  10. isogeneic homograft

Compare heterogamete.

Origin of isogamete

First recorded in 1890–95; iso- + gamete

Related formsi·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



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