microgamete

microgamete
The male element in anisogamy, or conjugation of cells of unequal size; it is the smaller of the two cells and actively motile. [micro- + G. gametes, husband]

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mi·cro·ga·mete -'gam-.ēt, -gə-'mēt n the smaller and usu. male gamete of an organism producing two types of gametes compare MACROGAMETE

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n.
the motile flagellate male sex cell of the malarial parasite (Plasmodium) and other protozoans. The microgamete is similar to the sperm cell of animals and smaller than the female sex cell (see macrogamete).

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mi·cro·gam·ete (mi″kro-gamґēt) [micro- + gamete] 1. the smaller, often flagellated, actively motile male anisogamete. 2. the smaller of two types of malarial parasites; see gamete (def. 2).

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