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macrogamete

Syllabification: mac·ro·gam·ete
Pronunciation: /ˌmakrōɡəˈmēt, -ˈɡamˌēt
 
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Definition of macrogamete in English:

noun

Biology
(Especially in protozoans) the larger of a pair of conjugating gametes, usually regarded as female.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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