isogamete


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i·so·gam·ete

 (ī′sō-găm′ēt′, -gə-mēt′)
n.
A gamete that has the same size and structure as the one with which it unites.

i′so·ga·met′ic (-gə-mĕt′ĭk) adj.

isogamete

(ˌaɪsəʊɡæˈmiːt)
n
(Biology) a gamete that is similar in size and form to the one with which it unites in fertilization. Compare heterogamete
isogametic adj

i•so•gam•ete

(ˌaɪ soʊˈgæm it, -gəˈmit)

n.
one of a pair of conjugating gametes exhibiting no differences in form, size, structure, or sex.
[1890–95]
i`so•ga•met′ic (-ˈmɛt ɪk) adj.

isogamete

a gamete that is not sexually differentiated from the other gamete with which it unites. Cf. heterogamete.
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Noun1.isogamete - either of a pair of conjugating gametes of the same size and structure
gamete - a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes
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After the fusion of two isogametes, the diploid cell increases in size and elongates to form a stalk.