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 (mĕg′ə-găm′ēt′, -gə-mēt′)
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(Microbiology) another name for macrogamete
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(ˌmæk roʊˈgæm it, -gəˈmit)

the larger cell, considered as the female, in the reproduction by conjugation of unlike gametes.
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megagametogenesis: Production of megagametes (large gametes) from megaspore in the ovules of angiosperms.