macrogamete


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macrogamete

[¦mak·rō′ga‚mēt]
(biology)
The larger, usually female gamete produced by a heterogamous organism.
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Mature macrogamonts or macrogametes are filled with amylopectin granules and few wall-forming bodies 2.
Some type II merozoites enter cells, enlarge, and form macrogametes. Others undergo multiple fission inside cells, forming microgametocytes containing 16 nonflagellated microgametes.
Macrogamete Female gamete of Toxoplasma; the larger of two gametes.