isogamous

/aɪˈsɒgəməs/ (say uy'soguhmuhs)

adjective
having two similar gametes in which no differentiation can be distinguished, or reproducing by the union of such gametes (opposed to heterogamous).

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • isogamous — adjective Etymology: probably from New Latin *isogamus, from is + gamus gamous Date: 1887 having or involving isogametes compare heterogamous • isogamy noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • isogamous — /uy sog euh meuhs/, adj. Biol. having two similar gametes in which no differentiation can be distinguished, or reproducing by the union of such gametes (opposed to heterogamous). [1885 90; ISO + GAMOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • isogamous — isog·a·mous ī säg ə məs adj having or involving isogametes compare ANISOGAMOUS, HETEROGAMOUS isog·a·my mē n, pl mies …   Medical dictionary

  • isogamous — adj. of isogamy, of the the equality between male and female sex cells …   English contemporary dictionary

  • isogamous — isog·amous …   English syllables

  • isogamous — i•sog•a•mous [[t]aɪˈsɒg ə məs[/t]] adj. dvl having or reproducing by two morphologically indistinguishable gametes (opposed to heterogamous 1)) …   From formal English to slang

  • isogamous — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Evolution of sexual reproduction — The evolution of sexual reproduction is currently described by several competing scientific hypotheses. All sexually reproducing organisms derive from a common ancestor which was a single celled eukaryotic species[1]. Many protists reproduce… …   Wikipedia

  • Mating in fungi — is a complex process governed by mating types. Research on fungal mating has focused on only a few model species[1]. Since not all of the fungi reproduce sexually and many that do are isogamous, the terms male and female do not apply to this… …   Wikipedia

  • Planogamete — Plan o*ga*mete , n. [Gr. ? wandering + E. gamete.] (Bot.) One of the motile ciliated gametes, or zo[ o]gametes, found in isogamous plants, as many green alg[ae] (Chlorophyce[ae]). [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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