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The smaller of two conjugating gametes in an anisogamous organism.
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(Biology) the smaller and apparently male of two gametes in conjugating protozoans. Compare macrogamete
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mi•cro•gam•ete(ˌmaɪ kroʊˈgæm it, -gəˈmit)
the smaller cell, considered as the male, in the reproduction by conjugation of unlike gametes.
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