anisogamous


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an·i·sog·a·my

 (ăn′ī-sŏg′ə-mē)
n.
Sexual reproduction involving two types of gametes that differ in size. Also called heterogamy.

an′i·sog′a·mous adj.
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an•i•sog•a•mous

(ˌæn aɪˈsɒg ə məs)

also an•i•so•gam•ic

(ænˌaɪ səˈgæm ɪk)

adj.
reproducing by the fusion of dissimilar gametes or individuals, usu. differing in size.
[1900–05]
an`i•sog′a•my, n.
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Adj.1.anisogamous - relating to a type of sexual reproduction in which the gametes are dissimilar in some respect (as size or shape)anisogamous - relating to a type of sexual reproduction in which the gametes are dissimilar in some respect (as size or shape)
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