[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.
[het-uh-roh-guh-met-ik] /ˌhɛt ə roʊ gəˈmɛt ɪk/ adjective, Genetics. 1. (of a species or individual organism) having two unlike gametes. /ˌhɛtərəʊɡəˈmɛtɪk/ adjective 1. (genetics) denoting the sex that possesses dissimilar sex chromosomes. In humans and many other mammals it is the male sex, possessing one X-chromosome and one Y-chromosome Compare homogametic heterogametic het·er·o·ga·met·ic (hět’ə-rō-gə-mět’ĭk) adj. Producing […]
[het-uh-rog-uh-muh s] /ˌhɛt əˈrɒg ə məs/ adjective 1. Genetics. having unlike gametes, or reproducing by the union of such gametes (opposed to ). 2. Botany. having flowers or florets of two sexually different kinds (opposed to ). heterogamous het·er·og·a·mous (hět’ə-rŏg’ə-məs) adj. Relating to heterogamy. heterogamy (hět’ə-rŏg’ə-mē) heterogamous adjective
[het-uh-rog-uh-mee] /ˌhɛt əˈrɒg ə mi/ noun 1. heterogamous state. /ˌhɛtəˈrɒɡəmɪ/ noun 1. a type of sexual reproduction in which the gametes differ in both size and form Compare isogamy 2. a condition in which different types of reproduction occur in successive generations of an organism 3. the presence of both male and female flowers in […]
[het-uh-roh-juh-nee-i-tee] /ˌhɛt ə roʊ dʒəˈni ɪ ti/ noun 1. the quality or state of being ; composition from dissimilar parts; disparateness. n. 1640s, from Medieval Latin heterogeneitas, from heterogeneus, from Greek heterogenes (see heterogeneous). heterogeneity het·er·o·ge·ne·i·ty (hět’ə-rō’jə-nē’ĭ-tē) n. The quality or state of being heterogeneous. heterogeneity [(het-uh-roh-juh-nee-uh-tee)] Cultural, social, biological, or other differences within a […]