oogamy

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Etymology[edit]

oo- +‎ -gamy

Noun[edit]

oogamy (uncountable)

  1. (biology) A form of anisogamy (heterogamy) in which the female gamete (e.g. egg cell) is significantly larger than the male gamete (sperm) and is non-motile.

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