isogamete
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1891 a gamete indistinguishable in form or size or behavior from another gamete with which it can unite to form a zygote • isogametic adjective

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  • isogamete — [ī΄sōgam′ēt΄, ī΄səgam′ēt΄, ī΄səgə mēt′] n. a gamete not differentiated in size, structure, or function from another with which it unites: found in some protozoans, fungi, etc.: opposed to HETEROGAMETE isogametic [ī΄sōgə met′ik, ī΄səgə met′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • isogamete — noun either of a pair of conjugating gametes of the same size and structure • Hypernyms: ↑gamete * * * isogametic /uy soh geuh met ik/, adj. /uy seuh gam eet, uy soh geuh meet /, n. Cell Biol. one of a pair of conjugating gametes, exhibiting no… …   Useful english dictionary

  • isogamete — isogametic /uy soh geuh met ik/, adj. /uy seuh gam eet, uy soh geuh meet /, n. Cell Biol. one of a pair of conjugating gametes, exhibiting no differences in form, size, structure, or sex. Cf. heterogamete. [1890 95; ISO + GAMETE] * * * …   Universalium

  • isogamete — noun Either of a pair of conjugating gametes that are of the same size and structure …   Wiktionary

  • isogamete — 1. One of two or more similar cells that conjugate or fuse and subsequently divide, resulting in reproduction. 2. A gamete of the same size as the gamete with which it unites. [iso + G. gametes or gamete, husband or wife] * * * iso·ga·mete .ī sō… …   Medical dictionary

  • isogamete — i·so·ga·mè·te s.m. TS biol. ciascuno dei gameti, maschile e femminile, morfologicamente uguali tra loro {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1952. ETIMO: comp. di iso e gamete …   Dizionario italiano

  • isogamete — pl.m. isogameti …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • isogamete — n. either of a pair of uniting gametes that are equal and similar (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • isogamete — iso·gamete …   English syllables

  • isogamete — i•so•gam•ete [[t]ˌaɪ soʊˈgæm it, gəˈmit[/t]] n. cbl one of a pair of conjugating gametes exhibiting no differences in form, size, structure, or sex • Etymology: 1890–95 i so•ga•met′ic ˈmɛt ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

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