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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Oval macrogamete with coarse oval pigment granules was seen.
Scale bar : 2 um; 15, mature macrogamete full of amylopectin granules (A) and canaliculi (C).
The microgamete (male gametocyte) fertilizes the macrogamete (female gametocyte) in the intestinal cells to form zygotes (fusion of gametes).
Since we had not observed free microgametes and the oocysts did not sporulate, we assume no fertilization of the macrogamete took place.