microgamete


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microgamete

 [mi″kro-gam´ēt]
1. the smaller, actively motile male gamete that fertilizes the female gamete (macrogamete) in sexual reproduction.
2. the smaller of two types of malarial parasites; see gamete (def. 2).

mi·cro·ga·mete

(mī'krō-gam'ēt),
The male element in anisogamy, or conjugation of cells of unequal size; it is the smaller of the two cells and actively motile.
[micro- + G. gametēs, husband]

microgamete

/mi·cro·gam·ete/ (-gam´ēt)
1. the smaller, often flagellated, actively motile male anisogamete.
2. the smaller of two types of malarial parasites; see gamete (2).

microgamete

(mī′krō-găm′ēt′, -gə-mēt′)
n.
The smaller of two conjugating gametes in an anisogamous organism.

microgamete

[-gam′ēt]
the small, motile male gamete of certain thallophytes and sporozoa, specifically the malarial parasite Plasmodium. It corresponds to the sperm of the higher animals and unites in conjugation with the larger, nonmotile female gamete. Compare macrogamete.

microgamete

The smaller (male) of the two motile conjugating gametes in the sexual cycle of Plasmodium spp, which fertilises the macrogamete (female) during the insect phase of the plasmodial life cycle.

mi·cro·ga·mete

(mī'krō-gam'ēt)
The male element in anisogamy, or conjugation of cells of unequal size; it is the smaller of the two cells and actively motile.
[micro- + G. gametēs, husband]

microgamete

1. The male sex cell or spermatozoon. The OVUM is the macrogamete.
2. The motile male sex cell of the malarial parasite.

microgamete

the smaller of two gametes. It is usually motile and called the male.

microgamete

the smaller, actively motile male gamete which fertilizes the macrogamete in anisogamy.