hologynic

[ hol-uh-jin-ik, -gahy-nik, -jahy-, hoh-luh- ]
/ ˌhɒl əˈdʒɪn ɪk, -ˈgaɪ nɪk, -ˈdʒaɪ-, ˌhoʊ lə- /

adjective Genetics.

of or relating to a heritable trait appearing only in females (opposed to holandric).

Nearby words

  1. holograph,
  2. holographer,
  3. holographic,
  4. holographic will,
  5. holography,
  6. holohedral,
  7. hololith,
  8. holometabolous,
  9. holomorphic,
  10. holon

Origin of hologynic

First recorded in 1945–50; holo- + gyn- + -ic

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Medicine definitions for hologynic

hologynic

[ hŏl′ə-jĭnĭk, -gīnĭk, hō′lə- ]

adj.

Relating to or being a trait passed only to successive generations of females.

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