[ 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).

Origin of hologynic

First recorded in 1945–50; holo- + gyn- + -ic
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Medicine definitions for hologynic

[ hŏl′ə-jĭnĭk, -gīnĭk, hō′lə- ]


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