[oh-uh-gam-eet, -guh-meet]

noun Cell Biology.

one of a pair of structurally dissimilar gametes, the female gamete being large and nonmotile and the male gamete being small and motile.

Origin of oogamete

First recorded in 1890–95; oo- + gamete
Related formso·og·a·mous [oh-og-uh-muh s] /oʊˈɒg ə məs/, adjectiveo·og·a·my, noun
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oogamete in Medicine


[ō′ə-gămēt′, -gə-mēt]


A female gamete, especially the larger of two gametes produced by an oogamous species.
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