homothallic

adjective
ho·​mo·​thal·​lic | \ ˌhō-mō-ˈtha-lik How to pronounce homothallic (audio) \

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

Other Words from homothallic

homothallism \ ˌhō-​mō-​ˈtha-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce homothallic (audio) \ 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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The first known use of homothallic was in 1904

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“Homothallic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homothallic. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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homothallic

adjective
ho·​mo·​thal·​lic | \ ˌhō-mō-ˈthal-ik How to pronounce homothallic (audio) \

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 How to pronounce homothallic (audio) \ noun

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