- (in heterogamous reproduction) the smaller and, usually, the male of two conjugating gametes.
Origin of microgamete
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On coming into contact with this protuberance (probably attracted to it by the female pronucleus), a microgamete adheres.
- the smaller and apparently male of two gametes in conjugating protozoansCompare macrogamete
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- The smaller of a pair of conjugating gametes, usually the male, in a heterogamous organism.
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- The smaller of a pair of conjugating gametes, usually the male, in an organism that reproduces by heterogamy.
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