Conjugation of two adult cells or gametes. [macro- + G. gamos, marriage]

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  • macrogamy — see hologamy …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • macrogamy — mac·rog·a·my …   English syllables

  • macrogamy — maˈkrägəmē noun ( es) Etymology: macr + gamy 1. : hologamy 2. : syngamy between fully developed vegetative cells (as in certain protozoa or algae) compare microgamy …   Useful english dictionary

  • hologamy — n. [Gr. holos, whole; gamos, marriage] Condition where gametes and somatic cells are similar; macrogamy …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • microgamy — mīˈkrägəmē noun ( es) Etymology: micr + gamy : syngamy between gametes much smaller than the vegetative cells occurring in protozoans and various algae compare macrogamy …   Useful english dictionary

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