oogamous
adjective Date: 1888 having or involving a small motile male gamete and a large immobile female gamete • oogamy noun

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  • reproductive system, plant — Introduction       any of the systems, sexual or asexual, by which plants reproduce. In plants, as in animals, the end result of reproduction is the continuation of a given species, and the ability to reproduce is, therefore, rather conservative …   Universalium

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