mictic

adjective mic·tic \ ˈmiktik \

Definition of mictic

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


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