heterogametic

[het-uh-roh-guh-met-ik]
Compare homogametic.

Origin of heterogametic

First recorded in 1905–10; hetero- + gametic
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British Dictionary definitions for heterogametic

heterogametic

adjective
  1. genetics denoting the sex that possesses dissimilar sex chromosomes. In humans and many other mammals it is the male sex, possessing one X-chromosome and one Y-chromosomeCompare homogametic
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heterogametic in Medicine

heterogametic

[hĕt′ə-rō-gə-mĕtĭk]
adj.
  1. Producing dissimilar gametes, such as those of human males, who produce two types of spermatozoa, one bearing the X-chromosome and the other bearing the Y-chromosome.
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