Definition of Microgamete

1. Noun. (biology) The smaller of a pair of conjugating gametes; often the male ¹



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Definition of Microgamete

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Medical Definition of Microgamete

1. The male element in anisogamy, or conjugation of cells of unequal size; it is the smaller of the two cells and actively motile. Origin: micro-+ G. Gametes, husband (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Microgamete

microformats
microforms
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microfossil
microfossils
microfractionated
microfracture
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microfugal
microfuge
microfungi
microfungus
microgame
microgames
microgamete (current term)
microgametes
microgametocyte
microgametophyte
microgametophytes
microgamont
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Literary usage of Microgamete

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1. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals by Gilbert Charles Bourne (1900)
"So long as it is swimming about freely the microgamete has a single ... In the next stage the micronuclei are unaltered, but the microgamete loses its ..."

2. Human Parasitology: With Notes on Bacteriology, Mycology, Laboratory by Damaso de Rivas (1920)
"The microgamete becomes gradually formed, pushes its way through the surface of the gametocyte, similar to a pseudopod; the gametocyte gradually elongates, ..."

3. The Cell in Development and Inheritance by Edmund Beecher Wilson (1911)
"A. Attachment of the small free-swimming microgamete to the large fixed ... as in Vorticella, where a smaller microgamete unites with a larger ..."

4. General Zoology by Arthur Sperry Pearse (1917)
"They are also peculiar in possessing a posterior circle of cilia about the body and in being without a stalk. A microgamete when set free from the "parent" ..."

5. Proceedings by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1893)
"... the microgamete gaining activity and delicate sensibility; and by this differentiation of temperament the zygote would be the gainer. ..."

6. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"In the process of conjugation a microgamete and ... The protoplasm of the microgamete then passes over into the space inclosed by the part of the membrane ..."

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