mixis

noun mix·is \ ˈmiksə̇s \

Definition of mixis

plural -es
: the state characteristic of those organisms in which fertilization and related processes result in the existence of well-marked, alternating, diploid and haploid phases — compare apomixis

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Origin and Etymology of mixis

Greek, act of mixing, from mignynai to mix


-mixis

noun combining form -mix·is \ ˈmiksə̇s \

Definition of -mixis

plural -mixes
: an intermingling in reproduction
  • apomixis
  • endomixis
  • pseudomixis
  • parthenomixis
— compare -gamy

Origin and Etymology of -mixis

New Latin -mixis, from Greek, act of mingling, act of mixing, from mixis


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