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

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.