isogamete


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i·so·ga·mete

(ī'sō-gam'ēt),
1. One of two or more similar cells that conjugate or fuse and subsequently divide, resulting in reproduction.
2. A gamete of the same size as the gamete with which it unites.
[iso- + G. gametēs or gametē, husband or wife]

isogamete

(ī′sō-găm′ēt′, -gə-mēt′)
n.
A gamete that has the same size and structure as the one with which it unites.

i′so·ga·met′ic (-gə-mĕt′ĭk) adj.

isogamete

[ī′sōgam′ēt]
Etymology: Gk, isos + gamete, wife
a reproductive cell of the same size and structure as the one with which it unites. Compare anisogamete. isogametic, adj.

i·so·ga·mete

(ī'sō-gam'ēt)
1. One of two or more similar cells that conjugate or fuse and subsequently divide, resulting in reproduction.
2. A gamete of the same size as the gamete with which it unites.
[iso- + G. gametēs or gametē, husband or wife]

isogamete

a GAMETE that is usually motile and appears similar to the gamete with which it unites at fertilization. Such sexual reproduction is called isogamy and occurs in several primitive plant groups such as many ALGAE.