homogametic


homogametic

homogametic [hoh-moh-guh-met-ik, hom-oh-] Word Origin adjective Genetics.

  1. producing only one type of gamete with respect to sex chromosomes.

Compare heterogametic. Origin of homogametic 1905–10; homo-gametic + gametic British Dictionary definitions for homogametic homogametic adjective

  1. genetics denoting the sex that possesses two similar sex chromosomes. In humans and many other mammals it is the female sex, possessing two X-chromosomesCompare heterogametic

homogametic in Medicine homogametic [hō′mō-gə-mĕt′ĭk] adj.

  1. Producing gametes containing only one type of sex chromosome.

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