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The larger of two conjugating gametes in an anisogamous organism. Also called megagamete.
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(Microbiology) the larger and apparently female of two gametes in conjugating protozoans. Compare microgamete
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mac•ro•gam•ete(ˌmæk roʊˈgæm it, -gəˈmit)
the larger cell, considered as the female, in the reproduction by conjugation of unlike gametes.
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