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

homothallism

play \ˌhō-mō-ˈtha-ˌli-zəm\ noun

Origin and Etymology of 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

homothallism

play \-ˈthal-ˌiz-əm\ noun

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