anisogamous
adjective Date: 1891 characterized by fusion of heterogamous gametes or of individuals that usually differ chiefly in size <
anisogamous reproduction
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anisogamy noun

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  • anisogamous — an·isog·a·mous .an (.)ī säg ə məs also an·iso·gam·ic .ī sə gam ik adj characterized by fusion of heterogamous gametes or of individuals that usu. differ chiefly in size <anisogamous reproduction> an·isog·a·my (.)ī säg ə mē n, pl mies * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • anisogamous — /an uy sog euh meuhs/, adj. Biol. reproducing by the fusion of dissimilar gametes or individuals, usually differing in size. Also, anisogamic /an uy seuh gam ik, an uy /. [1900 05; ANISO + GAMOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • anisogamous — adjective a) being married to someone whose age differs by an unusually large degree from ones own. b) having a sexual partner whose age differs by an unusually large degree from ones own. See Also: anisogamy, anisonogamist …   Wiktionary

  • anisogamous — adj. (Biology) pertaining to anisogamy (reproduction through the union of two different reproductive cells) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anisogamous — an·isog·a·mous …   English syllables

  • anisogamous — an•i•sog•a•mous [[t]ˌæn aɪˈsɒg ə məs[/t]] also an•i•so•gam•ic [[t]ænˌaɪ səˈgæm ɪk[/t]] adj. dvl reproducing by the fusion of dissimilar gametes or individuals, usu. differing in size • Etymology: 1900–05 an i•sog′a•my, n …   From formal English to slang

  • anisogamous — adjective relating to a type of sexual reproduction in which the gametes are dissimilar in some respect (as size or shape) • Syn: ↑anisogamic • Pertains to noun: ↑anisogamy, ↑anisogamy (for: ↑anisogamic) • Derivationally …   Useful english dictionary

  • anisogamic — adjective relating to a type of sexual reproduction in which the gametes are dissimilar in some respect (as size or shape) • Syn: ↑anisogamous • Pertains to noun: ↑anisogamy (for: ↑anisogamous), ↑anisogamy • Derivation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bateman's principle — In biology, Bateman s principle is the theory that females almost always invest more energy into producing offspring than males, and therefore in most species females are a limiting resource over which the other sex will compete.… …   Wikipedia

  • heterogamous — adjective Date: 1895 having or characterized by fusion of unlike gametes compare anisogamous, isogamous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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