microgamete


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microgamete

[¦mī·krō′ga‚mēt]
(biology)
The smaller, or male gamete produced by heterogametic species.
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4b, c) producing macrogametes or microgametes were uncommon.
Upon fertilization of the macrogamonts by the microgametes, oocysts develop and sporulate in the infected host.