isogamous

[ ahy-sog-uh-muh s ]
/ aɪˈsɒg ə məs /

adjective Biology.

having two similar gametes in which no differentiation can be distinguished, or reproducing by the union of such gametes (opposed to heterogamous).

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Origin of isogamous

First recorded in 1885–90; iso- + -gamous
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Scientific definitions for isogamous

isogamy
[ ī-sŏgə-mē ]

A reproductive system characterized by the fusion of gametes (called isogametes) that are not distinguished in size or structure. Isogamy is found in some algae and other protist groups. Compare heterogamy.

Other words from isogamy

isogamous adjective
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