homothallic

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

Definition of homothallic

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

  2. 2 :  monoecious

homothallism

play \ˌhō-mō-ˈtha-ˌli-zəm\ noun

Origin and Etymology of homothallic

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


First Known Use: 1904


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homothallic

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

Medical Definition of homothallic

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

homothallism

\-ˈthal-ˌiz-əm\play noun

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