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oogamy

/ (əʊˈɒɡəmɪ) /
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noun
sexual reproduction involving a small motile male gamete and a large much less motile female gamete: occurs in all higher animals and some plants
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Derived forms of oogamy

oogamous, adjective
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Scientific definitions for oogamy

oogamy
[ ō-ŏgə-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.

Other words from oogamy

oogamous adjective
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