[ 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).

Nearby words

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

Origin of isogamous

First recorded in 1885–90; iso- + -gamous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for isogamous


[ 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.
Related formsisogamous adjective

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