heterothallic


het·ero·thal·lic

adjective \ˌhe-tə-rō-ˈtha-lik\

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 <heterothallic fungi> <heterothallic spores>
2
:  dioecious
het·ero·thal·lism \-ˈtha-ˌli-zəm\ noun

Origin of HETEROTHALLIC

heter- + thallus + -ic
First Known Use: 1904

het·ero·thal·lic

adjective \-ˈthal-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HETEROTHALLIC

: 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
het·ero·thal·lism \-ˈthal-ˌiz-əm\ noun

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