Oogamous - definition of oogamous by The Free Dictionary
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Characterized by or having small motile male gametes and large nonmotile female gametes.
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(40) This "active digestion of organelle nuclei from uniparental gametes by nucleases" is probably universal among isogamous, anisogamous, and oogamous
Therefore, the last common ancestor of these plants is likely to have been oogamous
and to have produced a multicellular 'gametophyte'.
Centric forms have valves showing radial symmetry, and oogamous