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[hoh-moh-guh-met-ik, hom-oh-]
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adjective Genetics.
  1. producing only one type of gamete with respect to sex chromosomes.
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Compare heterogametic.

Origin of homogametic

1905–10; homo-gametic + gametic
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British Dictionary definitions for homogametic


  1. genetics denoting the sex that possesses two similar sex chromosomes. In humans and many other mammals it is the female sex, possessing two X-chromosomesCompare heterogametic
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homogametic in Medicine


  1. Producing gametes containing only one type of sex chromosome.
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