[ oh-uh-gam-eet, -guh-meet ]
/ oʊ əˈgæm it, -gəˈmit /
noun Cell Biology.
Related formso·og·a·mous [oh-og-uh-muh s] /oʊˈɒg ə məs/, adjectiveo·og·a·my, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for oogamy
/ (əʊˈɒɡəmɪ) /
sexual reproduction involving a small motile male gamete and a large much less motile female gamete: occurs in all higher animals and some plants
Derived Formsoogamous, adjective
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Medicine definitions for oogamy
[ ō′ə-găm′ēt′, -gə-mēt′ ]
A female gamete, especially the larger of two gametes produced by an oogamous species.
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Science definitions for oogamy
[ ō-ŏg′ə-mē ]
A system of sexual reproduction in which one gamete (called the egg) is large and nonmotile, while the other (called the sperm) is small and motile. Oogamy is a type of heterogamy. Compare isogamy.
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