homothallic


ho·mo·thal·lic

adjective \ˌhō-mō-ˈtha-lik\

Definition of HOMOTHALLIC

1
:  having a haploid phase that produces two kinds of gametes capable of fusing to form a zygote —used especially of algae and fungi
2
ho·mo·thal·lism \-ˈtha-ˌli-zəm\ noun

Origin of HOMOTHALLIC

hom- + Greek thallein to sprout, grow — more at thallus
First Known Use: 1904

ho·mo·thal·lic

adjective \ˌhō-mō-ˈthal-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HOMOTHALLIC

: having only one haploid phase that produces two kinds of gametes capable of fusing to form a zygote
ho·mo·thal·lism \-ˈthal-ˌiz-əm\ noun

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