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homothallic

[hoh-muh-thal-ik, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈθæl ɪk, ˌhɒm ə-/
adjective, Mycology.
1.
having all mycelia alike, the opposite sexual functions being performed by different cells of a single mycelium.
Compare heterothallic (def 1).
Origin of homothallic
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; homo- + thall(us) + -ic
Related forms
homothallism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for homothallic

homothallic

/ˌhəʊməʊˈθælɪk/
adjective
1.
(of some algae and fungi) having both male and female reproductive organs on the same thallus, which can be self-fertilizing Compare heterothallic
Derived Forms
homothallism, noun
Word Origin
C20: from homo- + Greek thallos green shoot
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