macrogamete

[ mak-roh-gam-eet, -guh-meet ]
/ ˌmæk roʊˈgæm it, -gəˈmit /

noun Cell Biology.

(in heterogamous reproduction) the larger and usually female of a pair of conjugating gametes.

Origin of macrogamete

First recorded in 1895–1900; macro- + gamete
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British Dictionary definitions for macrogamete

macrogamete

megagamete (ˌmɛɡəˈɡæmiːt)

/ (ˌmækrəʊˈɡæmiːt) /

noun

the larger and apparently female of two gametes in conjugating protozoansCompare microgamete
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Medicine definitions for macrogamete

macrogamete

[ măk′rō-gămēt, -gə-mēt ]

n.

The larger of a pair of conjugating gametes, usually the female, in an organism that reproduces by heterogamy.megagamete
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Science definitions for macrogamete

macrogamete

[ măk′rō-gămēt, -gə-mēt ]

The larger of a pair of conjugating gametes, usually the female, in an organism that reproduces by heterogamy.
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