heterothallic

adjective het·ero·thal·lic \ 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

heterothallism

play \ˌhe-tə-rō-ˈtha-ˌli-zəm\ noun

Origin and Etymology of heterothallic

heter- + thallus + -ic


Medical Dictionary

heterothallic

adjective het·ero·thal·lic \ -ˈthal-ik \

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

heterothallism

play \-ˈthal-ˌiz-əm\ noun

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