hologynic

adjective
ho·​lo·​gy·​nic | \ ˌhō-lə-ˈjin-ik How to pronounce hologynic (audio) , ˌhäl-ə- How to pronounce hologynic (audio) , -ˈgī-nik \

Medical Definition of hologynic

: inherited solely in the female line presumably through transmission as a recessive factor in the nonhomologous portion of the X chromosome — compare holandric

Other Words from hologynic

hologyny \ hō-​ˈläj-​ə-​nē How to pronounce hologyny (audio) \ noun, plural hologynies

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“Hologynic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hologynic. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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