Definition of Megagametes
1. megagamete [n] - See also: megagamete
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Megagametes
Literary usage of Megagametes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Elementary Principles of General Biology by James Francis Abbott (1914)
"In proportion as the megagametes increase in bulk, they become immobile and lose the two flagella with which the other cells are provided ; on the other ..."
2. Organic Evolution by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"become spherical (megagametes), while others break up into sixteen small elongated ... C. , . . . ,, .. . , . . . ,, form the huge egg-cells or megagametes. ..."
3. Outlines of Evolutionary Biology by Arthur Dendy (1912)
"It is probable that we have here a kind of foreshadowing of that sharp differentiation into large (female) megagametes and small (male) ..."
4. A Textbook of General Embryology by William Erskine Kellicott (1913)
"In one, all the cells may become reproductive, the individuals forming megagametes only slightly larger than vegetative cells; in another only four cells of ..."
5. A Manual of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1905)
"Certain of the zooids enlarge and form megagametes, others divide repeatedly ... swim about freely and conjugate with the motionless megagametes to form a ..."
6. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... with a minute rostrum anteriorly and a long flagellum posteriorly, and very active; the female elements (megagametes) are much larger, oblong to ovoid, ..."