mictic

adjective mic·tic \ˈmiktik\

Definition of mictic

  1. 1 :  requiring, involving, or produced by sexual reproduction or union of germ cells :  exhibiting mixis

  2. 2a of a female rotifer :  producing eggs that without fertilization develop into males or with fertilization form resting eggs that later develop into amictic females b :  being or relating to the egg of such a female

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Origin and Etymology of mictic

Greek miktos mixed (verbal of mignynai to mix) + English -ic — more at mix


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