isogamy


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i·sog·a·my

 (ī-sŏg′ə-mē)
n.
Reproduction by the fusion or conjugation of isogametes, as in certain algae and fungi.

i·sog′a·mous adj.

isogamy

(aɪˈsɒɡəmɪ)
n
(Biology) (in some algae and fungi) sexual fusion of gametes of similar size and form. Compare heterogamy1
iˈsogamous, isog'amic adj

isogamy

reproduction by means of the union of isogametes. — isogamous, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.isogamy - (biology) reproduction by the union or fusion of gametes of the same size and structure
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
amphimixis, sexual reproduction - reproduction involving the union or fusion of a male and a female gamete
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isogamy: Union of gametes or gametangia of equal size.
On the other hand, southern India is characterized by marriages between close relatives (notably, children of siblings of the opposite gender), status equity between wife-givers and wife-takers (that is, isogamy), and recognition of women's rights to land, which may raise the probability of observin g an actual match.