Definition of Macrogamete

1. Noun. The larger of a pair of conjugating gametes; often the female. ¹

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Definition of Macrogamete

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Medical Definition of Macrogamete

1. The female element in anisogamy; it is the larger of the two sex cells, with more reserve material, and usually nonmotile. Synonym: megagamete. Origin: macro-+ G. Gamete, wife (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Macrogamete

macrofamily
macrofarad
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macrofibre
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macroflora
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macroglobulin
macroglobulinaemia
macroglobulinaemias

Literary usage of Macrogamete

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... are formed and one such fuses with a non-motile macrogamete after the latter has extruded a portion of its 8 23 Life cycle of Plasmodium faid forum. ..."

2. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals by Gilbert Charles Bourne (1900)
"Scarcely is ii fixed, however, to a macrogamete, and before actual fusion has taken place, ... The micronucleus of the macrogamete meanwhile remains inert. ..."

3. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1903)
"At one spot the female pronucleus approaches the surface of the macrogamete, and here a " cone of reception " is formed as a little prominence of clear ..."

4. The Animal Parasites of Man: A Handbook for Students and Medical Men by Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun, Pauline Falcke, Louis Westenra Sambon, Frederick Vincent Theobald (1908)
"... that has penetrated amalgamated with the nucleus of the macrogamete (fecundation)—the latter casts off a membrane and becomes a ..."

5. Diagnostic Methods, Chemical, Bacteriological and Microscopical: A Text-book by Ralph Waldo Webster (1912)
"For any development to occur within the body of the mosquito it is necessary that the macrogamete become fertilized, so that the course in the mosquito is ..."

6. The Causes and Course of Organic Evolution: A Study of Bioenergics by John Muirhead Macfarlane (1918)
"Before the macrogamete has expelled the fragments of its karyosome [nucleolus mihi] from the cytoplasm, il is not attractive to the ..."

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