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[ aw-toh-sek-sing ]
/ ˈɔ toʊˌsɛk sɪŋ /


breeding, especially of domestic fowl, to reveal sexual characteristics at birth or hatching in order to separate males from females.

Nearby words

autosave, autoschediasm, autosensitization, autosepticemia, autoserum, autosexing, autosite, autosomal gene, autosome, autospore, autostability

Origin of autosexing

First recorded in 1935–40; auto-1 + sex + -ing2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019