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heterogamete

het·er·o·gam·ete

heterogamete

pronunciation:
he t r gae mit
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: either of a pair of uniting gametes, such as an ovum or a sperm, that differs from its mate in size, structure, activity, sex, or the like. (Cf. isogamete.)
Word Parts
The word heterogamete contains the following part:
hetero Greek root that means different, other
synonyms:
ali, allo, all
antonyms:
homo, homeo, omal, iso-