macrogamete


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mac·ro·gam·ete

 (măk′rō-găm′ēt, -gə-mēt′)
n.
The larger of two conjugating gametes in an anisogamous organism. Also called megagamete.

macrogamete

(ˌmækrəʊˈɡæmiːt) or

megagamete

n
(Microbiology) the larger and apparently female of two gametes in conjugating protozoans. Compare microgamete

mac•ro•gam•ete

(ˌmæk roʊˈgæm it, -gəˈmit)

n.
the larger cell, considered as the female, in the reproduction by conjugation of unlike gametes.
[1895–1900]
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