mixis

noun mix·is \ˈmiksə̇s\

Definition of mixis

plural

-es

  1. :  the state characteristic of those organisms in which fertilization and related processes result in the existence of well-marked, alternating, diploid and haploid phases — compare apomixis

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Origin and Etymology of mixis

Greek, act of mixing, from mignynai to mix


-mixis

noun combining form -mix·is \ˈmiksə̇s\

Definition of -mixis

plural

-mixes

  1. :  an intermingling in reproduction apomixis endomixis pseudomixis parthenomixis — compare -gamy

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Origin and Etymology of -mixis

New Latin -mixis, from Greek, act of mingling, act of mixing, from mixis


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