oogamete

[ oh-uh-gam-eet, -guh-meet ]
/ oʊ əˈgæm it, -gəˈmit /

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.

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Origin of oogamete

First recorded in 1890–95; oo- + gamete

OTHER WORDS FROM oogamete

o·og·a·mous [oh-og-uh-muh s] /oʊˈɒg ə məs/, adjectiveo·og·a·my, noun

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Medical definitions for oogamete

oogamete
[ ō′ə-gămēt′, -gə-mēt ]

n.

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