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heterothallic

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adjective het·ero·thal·lic \ˌhe-tə-rō-ˈtha-lik\

Definition of heterothallic

  1. 1 :  having two or more morphologically similar haploid phases or types of which individuals from the same type are mutually sterile but individuals from different types are cross-fertile <heterothallic fungi> <heterothallic spores>

  2. 2 :  dioecious

heterothallism

play \-ˈtha-ˌli-zəm\ noun


Origin and Etymology of heterothallic

heter- + thallus + -ic


First Known Use: 1904


Medical Dictionary

heterothallic

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adjective het·ero·thal·lic \-ˈthal-ik\

Medical Definition of heterothallic

  1. :  having two or more morphologically similar haploid phases or types of which individuals from the same type are mutually sterile but individuals from different types are cross-fertile

heterothallism

\-ˈthal-ˌiz-əm\play noun



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