Definition of megagamete in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmeɡəˈɡamˌēt/ /ˌmeɡəɡəˈmēt/


Another term for macrogamete.
Example sentences
  • Such a mutant megagamete could participate in fertilization with wild type pollens and sometimes set aberrant seeds with twin embryos.
  • The formation of the female gamete (megagamete or egg cell) can be subdivided into two stages, megasporogenesis and megagametogenesis.
  • During sexual megagametophytic development (with the embryo sac as the megagametophyte and the egg cell as megagamete), a sub-epidermal cell of the nucellus tissue differentiates into a megaspore-mother cell which undergoes meiosis I and II to form four megaspores.

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Syllabification: meg·a·ga·mete

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