homothallic

adjective
ho·mo·thal·lic | \ ˌhō-mō-ˈtha-lik \

Definition of homothallic 

1 : having a haploid phase that produces two kinds of gametes capable of fusing to form a zygote used especially of algae and fungi

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homothallism \ˌhō-mō-ˈtha-ˌli-zəm \ noun

First Known Use of homothallic

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for homothallic

hom- + Greek thallein to sprout, grow — more at thallus

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homothallic

adjective
ho·mo·thal·lic | \ ˌhō-mō-ˈthal-ik \

Medical Definition of homothallic 

: having only one haploid phase that produces two kinds of gametes capable of fusing to form a zygote

Other words from homothallic

homothallism \-ˈthal-ˌiz-əm \ noun

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