/ (əʊˈɒɡəmɪ) /
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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 oogamyoogamous, adjective
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Scientific 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.
Other words from oogamyoogamous adjective
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