[het-er-uh-gam-eet, -uh-roh-guh-meet] /ˌhɛt ər əˈgæm it, -ə roʊ gəˈmit/

noun, Cell Biology.
either of a pair of conjugating differing in form, size, structure, or sex.
a gamete that differs in size and form from the one with which it unites in fertilization Compare isogamete

heterogamete het·er·o·gam·ete (hět’ə-rō-gām’ēt’, -gə-mēt’)
Either of two conjugating gametes that differ in structure or behavior, such as the small motile male spermatozoon and the larger nonmotile female ovum.


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