Heterogamete definition

hetərōgamēt, hetərōgəmēt
A gamete differentiated in size, structure, or activity from another with which it unites, typified by the relatively large ovum and the much smaller and more active sperm.
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Either of a pair of conjugating gametes that differ in structure or behaviour, such as the spermatozoon and the ovum.
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Noun

Singular:
heterogamete
Plural:
heterogametes