Definition of macrogamete in English:
(Especially in protozoans) the larger of a pair of conjugating gametes, usually regarded as female.
- The sexual phase of the Plasmodium life cycle is completed with the fertilization of a macrogamete by a flagellar microgamete, and the subsequent generation of sporozoites.
- Throughout development the macrogamete retains a normal pellicle which possesses numerous micropores.
- One flagellum and most of the body of the penetrating microgamete had entered the macrogamete.
Definition of macrogamete in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan