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macrogamete

[mak-roh-gam-eet, -guh-meet]
noun Cell Biology.
  1. (in heterogamous reproduction) the larger and usually female of a pair of conjugating gametes.
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Origin of macrogamete

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

macrogamete

megagamete (ˌmɛɡəˈɡæmiːt)

noun
  1. the larger and apparently female of two gametes in conjugating protozoansCompare microgamete
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macrogamete in Medicine

macrogamete

(măk′rō-gămēt, -gə-mēt)
n.
  1. The larger of a pair of conjugating gametes, usually the female, in an organism that reproduces by heterogamy.megagamete
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macrogamete in Science

macrogamete

[măk′rō-gămēt, -gə-mēt]
  1. The larger of a pair of conjugating gametes, usually the female, in an organism that reproduces by heterogamy.
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