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Meaning of "oogamous" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OOGAMOUS

oogamous  [əʊˈɒɡəməs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OOGAMOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oogamous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES OOGAMOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oogamous

Oogamy

Oogamy is the familiar form of sexual reproduction. It is a form of anisogamy in which the female gamete is significantly larger than the male gamete and is non-motile. The male gametes are typically highly motile spermatozoa competing for the fertilization of the immotile egg. By contrast to isogamy, the gametes are specialized. The ovum contains nearly all of the materials that will be needed by the zygote after fertilization, but it typically cannot move. The sperm contains almost nothing but the male genetic contribution to the zygote, but it is usually tasked with all of the travel necessary to bring the respective gametes together. The prevalence of oogamy in higher animals leads to the conclusion that this specialization of the gametes results in their performing their respective tasks better and more efficiently than those tasks could be performed by generalist isogametes, particularly the ability to concentrate high-energy substances in a smaller number of ova. Oogamy predominantly occurs in animals, but can also be found in many protists, certain orders of algae, and some plants such as bryophytes, ferns, and some gymnosperms like cycads and ginkgo.

Definition of oogamous in the English dictionary

The definition of oogamous in the dictionary is of or relating to sexual reproduction involving a small motile male gamete and a large much less motile female gamete: occurs in all higher animals and some plants.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OOGAMOUS


allogamous
æˈlɒɡəməs
anisogamous
ˌænaɪˈsɒɡəməs
apogamous
əˈpɒɡəməs
autogamous
ɔ:ˈtɒɡəməs
bigamous
ˈbɪɡəməs
chasmogamous
kæzˈmɒɡəməs
cryptogamic
krɪpˈtɒɡəməs
cryptogamous
krɪpˈtɒɡəməs
exogamous
ɛkˈsɒɡəməs
geitonogamous
ˌɡaɪtəˈnɒɡəməs
hercogamous
hɜːˈkɒɡəməs
heterogamous
ˌhɛtəˈrɒɡəməs
homogamous
hɒˈmɒɡəməs
monogamous
məˈnɒɡəməs
nonmonogamous
ˌnɒnməˈnɒɡəməs
phaenogamous
fiːˈnɒɡəməs
phanerogamous
ˌfænəˈrɒɡəməs
polygamous
pəˈlɪɡəməs
xenogamous
zeˈnɒɡəməs
zoogamous
zəʊˈɒɡəməs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OOGAMOUS

oobit
oocyst
oocyte
oodles
oof
ooftish
oofy
oogamete
oogamy
oogenesis
oogenetic
oogonia
oogonial
oogonium
ooh
oohing
ooidal
oojamaflip
Ookpik
oolite

WORDS THAT END LIKE OOGAMOUS

anonymous
biramous
cleistogamous
dichogamous
didynamous
digamous
endogamous
famous
hypergamous
infamous
isogamous
monothalamous
polythalamous
ramous
squamous
syngamous
tetradynamous
trigamous
unfamous
uniramous
world-famous

Synonyms and antonyms of oogamous in the English dictionary of synonyms

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TRANSLATION OF OOGAMOUS

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Translator English - Chinese

oogamous
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oogamous
570 millions of speakers

English

oogamous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

oogamous
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التكاثر الإعراسي للبيضة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

oogamous
278 millions of speakers

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oogamous
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Translator English - Bengali

oogamous
260 millions of speakers

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oogamous
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Oogamous
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

oogamous
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

oogamous
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

oogamous
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oogamous
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

oogamous
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

oogamous
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओगॅमस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

oogamous
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

oogamous
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oogamous
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

oogamous
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oogamous
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

oogamous
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oogamous
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

oogamous
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oogamous
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oogamous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OOGAMOUS»

The term «oogamous» is barely ever used and occupies the 195.049 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OOGAMOUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oogamous

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OOGAMOUS»

Discover the use of oogamous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oogamous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Textbook of Algae
Oedo- goniales and Charales are purely oogamous (Fig. 9. 70 A and 9. 1 02). The oogamous type of reproduction is also shown by Chlamydomonas coccifera (Fig. 9.20), Volvox (Fig. 9.30), Oedocladium, Coleochaete, Chlorogonium, ...
O. P. Sharma, 1986
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica: latest edition. A dictionary ...
latest edition. A dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature Day Otis Kellogg, William Robertson Smith Thomas Spencer Baynes. female cell ( oosphera) is fertilized by a small motile male cell (antherozoid), when it is laid to be oogamous.
Day Otis Kellogg, Thomas Spencer Baynes, William Robertson Smith, 1902
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica: a dictionary of arts, sciences ...
female cell (oosphere) is fertilized by * mall motile male cell (antherozoid), when it ia aaid to be oogamous. The isogamous process usually takes place between free-swimming ciliated cells (piano- gametes) ; but in the group of the Conjugate  ...
‎1890
4
The Evolution of Sex Determination
include some pennate diatoms (e.g. Seminavis ro- busta or Tabularia tabulata), where mating actually occurs among gamonts, and isogamy evolved secondarily from oogamous ancestors. 2.1.6 Epigenetic sex differentiation According to our ...
Leo Beukeboom, Nicolas Perrin, 2014
5
Seaweed Ecology and Physiology
... diemensis oogamous dictyotene (b) Desmarestia viridis oogamous desmarestene (c) Laminariales (except Chorda) oogamous lamoxirene (g) Chorda tomentosa oogamous multifidene (d) Zonaria angustata oogamous multifidene (d) Fucus ...
Christopher S. Lobban, 1994
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The Encyclolpaedia Britannica
female cell (oosphere) is fertilized by a small motile male cell (antherozoid), when it is said to be oogamous. The isogamous process usually takes place between free-swimming ciliated cells (piano- gametes) ; but in the group of the Conjugatx ...
‎1899
7
Encyclopædia Britannica: Americanized encyclopædia Britannica
Isogamous forms: PanJorina, Stephanosphara (spherical), Gonium (flattened). b. Oogamous forms: Volvox, Eudorina, Chlamy- domonas (unicellular). Order 3. Hydrodictyea — Multicellular plants ; body unattached, a net (ffydrodiftyon) or a flat ...
‎1890
8
Americanized Encyclopedia Britannica, Revised and Amended: A ...
Volvocinea. — Unicellular or multicellular plants ; body free-swimming by means of cilia, either spherical or a flat plate. a. Isogamous forms: Pandorina, Stephanosphara (spherical), Gonium (flattened). b. Oogamous forms: Volvox, Eudorina, ...
‎1890
9
Americanized Encyclopaedia britannica: rev. and amended A ...
Volvocinea. — Unicellular or multicellular plants ; body free-swimming by means of cilia, either spherical or a flat plate. a. Isogamous forms; Pandorina, Stephanosphara (spherical), Goniiim (flattened). b. Oogamous forms: Volvox, Eudorina, ...
‎1890
10
The home encyclopædia: compiled and revised to date from the ...
VolvoeinetT. — Unicellular or multicellular plants ; body free-swimming by means of cilia, either spherical or a flat plate. a. Isogamous forms: Pandorina, Stephanosphicra (spherical), Gonimn (flattened). b. Oogamous forms: Volvox, Eudorina, ...
‎1895

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