microgamete

[mahy-kroh-gam-eet, -guh-meet]
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noun Cell Biology.

(in heterogamous reproduction) the smaller and, usually, the male of two conjugating gametes.

Origin of microgamete

First recorded in 1890–95; micro- + gamete
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British Dictionary definitions for microgamete

microgamete

noun

the smaller and apparently male of two gametes in conjugating protozoansCompare macrogamete
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microgamete in Medicine

microgamete

[mī′krō-gămēt′, -gə-mēt]

n.

The smaller of a pair of conjugating gametes, usually the male, in a heterogamous organism.
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microgamete in Science

microgamete

[mī′krō-gămēt′, -gə-mēt]

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