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macrogamete

[¦mak·rō′ga‚mēt]
(biology)
The larger, usually female gamete produced by a heterogamous organism.
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(3) Macrogametes are dark blue with a compact dark nucleus, whereas microgametocytes are pale blue with a diffuse pink nucleus.
Scale bar : 2 um; 15, mature macrogamete full of amylopectin granules (A) and canaliculi (C).
vivax orthologs expressed on both macrogametes and microgametes (Annexures 1 and 2).