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hologynic

[ hol-uh-jin-ik, -gahy-nik, -jahy-, hoh-luh- ]
/ ˌhɒl əˈdʒɪn ɪk, -ˈgaɪ nɪk, -ˈdʒaɪ-, ˌhoʊ lə- /
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adjective Genetics.
of or relating to a heritable trait appearing only in females (opposed to holandric).
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Origin of hologynic

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