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[mahy-kroh-gam-eet, -guh-meet] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˈgæm it, -gəˈmit/

noun, Cell Biology.
(in heterogamous reproduction) the smaller and, usually, the male of two conjugating .
the smaller and apparently male of two gametes in conjugating protozoans Compare macrogamete

microgamete mi·cro·gam·ete (mī’krō-gām’ēt’, -gə-mēt’)
The smaller of a pair of conjugating gametes, usually the male, in a heterogamous organism.
(mī’krō-gām’ēt’, -gə-mēt’)
The smaller of a pair of conjugating gametes, usually the male, in an organism that reproduces by heterogamy.


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