heterothallic

adjective
het·​ero·​thal·​lic | \ ˌhe-tə-rō-ˈtha-lik How to pronounce heterothallic (audio) \

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

Other Words from heterothallic

heterothallism \ ˌhe-​tə-​rō-​ˈtha-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce heterothallic (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of heterothallic

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for heterothallic

heter- + thallus + -ic

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The first known use of heterothallic was in 1904

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“Heterothallic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heterothallic. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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heterothallic

adjective
het·​ero·​thal·​lic | \ -ˈthal-ik How to pronounce heterothallic (audio) \

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

Other Words from heterothallic

heterothallism \ -​ˈthal-​ˌiz-​əm How to pronounce heterothallic (audio) \ noun

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