Definition of Anisogamous

1. Adjective. Relating to a type of sexual reproduction in which the gametes are dissimilar in some respect (as size or shape).

Exact synonyms: Anisogamic
Partainyms: Anisogamy, Anisogamy
Derivative terms: Anisogamy



Definition of Anisogamous

1. Adjective. being married to someone whose age differs by an unusually large degree from one's own. ¹

2. Adjective. having a sexual partner whose age differs by an unusually large degree from one's own. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anisogamous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anisogamous

anisochromasia
anisochromatic
anisocoria
anisocytoses
anisocytosis
anisodactylous
anisodactyls
anisodactyly
anisodiametric
anisoeikonia
anisoeikonias
anisogamete
anisogametic
anisogamic
anisogamies
anisogamous (current term)
anisogamy
anisognathous
anisokaryosis
anisol
anisole
anisoles
anisols
anisomastia
anisomelia
anisomeric
anisomerous
anisometric
anisometropia
anisometropias

Literary usage of Anisogamous

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1. A Textbook of General Embryology by William Erskine Kellicott (1913)
"... or anisogamous as described above. Here dissimilarity of the gametes is facultative. In Eudorina two kinds of colonies are found. ..."

2. Microbiology for Agricultural and Domestic Science Students by Charles Edward Marshall, Frederic Theodore Bioletti (1911)
"anisogamous copulation, the union of two unequal cells, is most typically seen in the fertilization of a large macro- gamete by a small ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1908)
"... formed and conjugation of two such anisogamous swarmers was followed step by step. He found furthermore, that Arcella reproduces also by the formation ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1908)
"... but through anisogamous conjugation a gradual approach to true oogamy—the highest type of sexual reproduction developed among the algae. ..."

5. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... The gametes unite in couples, each couple being most probably composed of dissimilar members: in other words, conjugation is slightly anisogamous. ..."

6. Proceedings by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1893)
"... a + b, a + c, and b + c (anisogamous); c + c does not occur, "as if, concurrent with its enlargement, the form c had become too inert to form ..."

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