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an·i·sog·a·my

(an'-i-sog'ă-mē),
Fusion of two gametes unequal in size or form; fertilization as distinguished from isogamy or conjugation.
[aniso- + G. gamos, marriage]

anisogamy

/an·isog·a·my/ (an″i-sog´ah-me) in the most restrictive sense, fertilization of a large motile female gamete by a small motile male gamete; often used more generally for the sexual union of two dissimilar gametes (heterogamy), particularly in lower organisms.anisog´amous

anisogamy

(ăn′ī-sŏg′ə-mē)
n.
Sexual reproduction involving two types of gametes that differ in size. Also called heterogamy.

an′i·sog′a·mous adj.

anisogamy

[an′īsog′əmē]
sexual conjugation of gametes of unequal size and structure, as in certain thallophytes and sporozoa. Compare heterogamy, isogamy. anisogamous, adj.

an·i·sog·a·my

(an-ī'sog-ă-mē)
Fusion of two gametes unequal in size or form; fertilization as distinguished from isogamy or conjugation.
[aniso- + G. gamos, marriage]

anisogamy

the state in which the GAMETES are different from each other, i.e. male and female. Usually the former is smaller and more active than the latter. Compare ISOGAMETE.

anisogamy

sexual conjugation in which the gametes differ in structure and size.