Definition of Isogamy

1. Noun. (biology) reproduction by the union or fusion of gametes of the same size and structure.

Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Amphimixis, Sexual Reproduction

Definition of Isogamy

1. Noun. A form of sexual reproduction involving gametes of similar morphology. ¹

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Definition of Isogamy

1. the fusion of two similar gametes [n -MIES]

Medical Definition of Isogamy

1. A condition where the gametes of a species are equal in size. Generally this means that there is only one type of gamete with no sexual difference. (15 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Isogamy

isofluorane
isofluorphate
isoflurane
isoflurophate
isoform
isoforms
isofrequency
isofuran
isofurans
isogamete
isogametes
isogametic
isogamic
isogamies
isogamous
isogeneic graft
isogenesis
isogenic
isogenic strain
isogenies
isogenous
isogenous nest
isogentiobiose
isogeny
isogeotherm
isogeotherms
isogloss
isoglossal

Literary usage of Isogamy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Elementary Principles of General Biology by James Francis Abbott (1914)
"The total fusion of gametes, in turn, may be of various degrees of specialization, either between similar cells (isogamy) or between cells of different ..."

2. The Protozoa by Gary Nathan Calkins (1901)
"Swarm-spores (isogamy or ... I. T/ie permanent or temporary union of similar adult individuals (isogamy). Thanks to the unbroken observations of Dallinger ..."

3. A Textbook of General Embryology by William Erskine Kellicott (1913)
"In all of these forms of isogamy the union of the gametes is permanent, ... A special form of isogamy needs particular notice on account of its frequency ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... complete isogamy is found, there being no apparent difference whatever between the conjugating clement». Nevertheless, these forms are also to be ..."

5. The Elementary Principles of General Biology by James Francis Abbott (1914)
"The total fusion of gametes, in turn, may be of various degrees of specialization, either between similar cells (isogamy) or between cells of different ..."

6. The Protozoa by Gary Nathan Calkins (1901)
"Swarm-spores (isogamy or ... I. T/ie permanent or temporary union of similar adult individuals (isogamy). Thanks to the unbroken observations of Dallinger ..."

7. A Textbook of General Embryology by William Erskine Kellicott (1913)
"In all of these forms of isogamy the union of the gametes is permanent, ... A special form of isogamy needs particular notice on account of its frequency ..."

8. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... complete isogamy is found, there being no apparent difference whatever between the conjugating clement». Nevertheless, these forms are also to be ..."

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