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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]
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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.
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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]
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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.
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