anisogamete


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an·i·so·gam·ete

 (ăn-ī′sō-găm′ēt, ăn′ĭ-)
n.
Either of two conjugating gametes that differ in structure or behavior, such as the small motile male spermatozoon and the larger nonmotile female ovum. Also called heterogamete.
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Noun1.anisogamete - either of a pair of unlike gametes especially those unlike in sizeanisogamete - either of a pair of unlike gametes especially those unlike in size
gamete - a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes
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