oosphere

[oh-uh-sfeer]
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Origin of oosphere

First recorded in 1870–75; oo- + -sphere
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Related Words for oosphere

seed, egg, gamete, spore, oosphere

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British Dictionary definitions for oosphere

oosphere

noun
  1. a large female gamete produced in the oogonia of algae and fungi
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oosphere in Medicine

oosphere

ə-sfîr′]
n.
  1. A large nonmotile female gamete or egg cell, formed in an oogonium and ready for fertilization.
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oosphere in Science

oosphere

ə-sfîr′]
  1. A large nonmotile female gamete formed in an oogonium, such as the eggs formed in the oogonium of an oomycete.
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