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

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  • macrogamète — ● macrogamète nom masculin Gamète femelle, volumineux, généralement immobile. macrogamète [makʀogamɛt] n. m. ÉTYM. 1897, l Année biol.; de macro , et gamète. ❖ ♦ Biol. Gamète femelle …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • macrogamete — macrogamete. См. макрогамета. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • macrogamete — [mak΄rəgam′ēt΄, mak΄rəga mēt′] n. [ MACRO + GAMETE] the larger of two conjugating cells in heterogamous sexual reproduction, considered to be female …   English World dictionary

  • macrogamete — The female element in anisogamy; it is the larger of the two sex cells, with more reserve material, and usually nonmotile. SYN: megagamete. [macro + G. gamete, wife] * * * mac·ro·ga·mete .mak rō gə mēt, gam .ēt n the larger and usu. female gamete …   Medical dictionary

  • macrogamete — n. the nonmotile female sex cell of the malarial parasite (Plasmodium) and other protozoans. The macrogamete is similar to the ovum of animals and larger than the male sex cell (see microgamete) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • macrogamete — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1899 the larger and usually female gamete of a heterogamous organism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • macrogamete — the female gamete, larger in size than the male gamete …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • macrogamete — n. [Gr. makros, large; gamete, wife] A large, quiescent, female anisogamete; see microgamete …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • macrogamete — /mak roh gam eet, geuh meet /, n. Cell Biol. (in heterogamous reproduction) the larger and usually female of a pair of conjugating gametes. [1895 1900; MACRO + GAMETE] * * * …   Universalium

  • macrogamete — ma·cro·ga·mè·te s.m. TS biol. negli organismi che si riproducono sessualmente, cellula sessuale femminile voluminosa, inerte, dotata di sostanze di riserva, che nei Metazoi corrisponde all uovo {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1957. ETIMO: comp. di macro …   Dizionario italiano

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