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isogamete

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

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

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Compare heterogamete.

Origin of isogamete

First recorded in 1890–95; iso- + gamete

OTHER WORDS FROM isogamete

i·so·ga·met·ic [ahy-soh-guh-met-ik], /ˌaɪ soʊ gəˈmɛt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for isogamete

isogamete
/ (ˌaɪsəʊɡæˈmiːt) /

noun

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

Derived forms of isogamete

isogametic (ˌaɪsəʊɡæˈmɛtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for isogamete

isogamete
[ ī′sō-gămēt′, -gə-mēt ]

n.

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