oogamy


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oogamy

 [o-og´ah-me]
1. fertilization of a large nonmotile egg by a small, motile male gamete or sperm, as seen in certain algae.

oogamy

/oog·a·my/ (o-og´ah-me) in the most restrictive sense, fertilization of a large nonmotile female gamete by a small motile male gamete, as in certain algae; often used more generally to mean the sexual union of two dissimilar gametes (heterogamy).oog´amous

oogamy

[ō·og′əmē]
Etymology: Gk, oon + gamos, marriage
1 sexual reproduction by the fertilization of a large nonmotile female gamete by a smaller, actively motile male gamete, such as occurs in certain algae and the malarial parasite Plasmodium.
2 heterogamy. Compare isogamy. oogamous, adj.

oogamy

a state in which male and female GAMETES of an organism are morphologically different, with the male gamete being motile and the female gamete nonmotile and often larger.

oogamy

1. fertilization of a large nonmotile egg by a small, motile male gamete or sperm, as seen in certain algae.
2. conjugation of two dissimilar gametes; heterogamy.