megagamete


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meg·a·gam·ete

 (mĕg′ə-găm′ēt′, -gə-mēt′)

megagamete

(ˌmɛɡəˈɡæmiːt)
n
(Microbiology) another name for macrogamete

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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Likewise the egg (in the ovule) is larger, a megagamete.
megagametogenesis: Production of megagametes (large gametes) from megaspore in the ovules of angiosperms.