autosexing

adjective

au·​to·​sex·​ing ˈȯ-tō-ˌsek-siŋ How to pronounce autosexing (audio)
: exhibiting different characters in the two sexes at birth or hatching
autosexing chickens

Word History

Etymology

auto- + sexing, present participle of sex entry 2

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of autosexing was in 1936

Dictionary Entries Near autosexing

Cite this Entry

“Autosexing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autosexing. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

autosexing

adjective
au·​to·​sex·​ing ˈȯt-ō-ˌsek-siŋ How to pronounce autosexing (audio)
: exhibiting different characters in the two sexes at birth or hatching
autosexing poultry
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