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isogamy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n isogamy (biology) reproduction by the union or fusion of gametes of the same size and structure
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n isogamy In botany, the conjugation of two gametes of similar form, as in certain algæ. Compare oögamy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Isogamy ī-sog′a-mi (bot.) the conjugation of two protoplasmic masses not clearly differentiated into a male and female element
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. isos, equal, gamos, marriage.

Usage

In literature:

The gametes show every gradation from complete similarity (isogamy) to a condition like that of Cutleria.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
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