Definition of macrogamete in English:

macrogamete

Line breaks: macro|gam¦ete
Pronunciation: /ˈmakrə(ʊ)ˌɡamiːt/

noun

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