ho·​mo·​ga·​met·​ic ˌhō-mō-gə-ˈme-tik How to pronounce homogametic (audio)
: forming gametes which all have the same type of sex chromosome

Examples of homogametic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In humans females are homogametic, XX, and males are heterogametic, XY. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 28 Apr. 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of homogametic was in 1910

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“Homogametic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homogametic. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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ho·​mo·​ga·​met·​ic -gə-ˈmet-ik How to pronounce homogametic (audio) -ˈmēt- How to pronounce homogametic (audio)
: forming gametes that all have the same type of sex chromosome
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