[oh-uh-gam-eet, -guh-meet] /oʊ əˈgæm it, -gəˈmit/

noun, Cell Biology.
one of a pair of structurally dissimilar , the female being large and nonmotile and the male being small and motile.
sexual reproduction involving a small motile male gamete and a large much less motile female gamete: occurs in all higher animals and some plants

oogamete o·o·gam·ete (ō’ə-gām’ēt’, -gə-mēt’)
A female gamete, especially the larger of two gametes produced by an oogamous species.
A system of sexual reproduction in which one gamete (called the egg) is large and nonmotile, while the other (called the sperm) is small and motile. Oogamy is a type of heterogamy. Compare isogamy.

oogamous adjective


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