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homogametic

[ hoh-moh-guh-met-ik, hom-oh- ]
/ ˌhoʊ moʊ gəˈmɛt ɪk, ˌhɒm oʊ- /
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adjective Genetics.

producing only one type of gamete with respect to sex chromosomes.

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Origin of homogametic

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

homogametic
/ (ˌhəʊməɡəˈmɛtɪk) /

adjective

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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Medical definitions for homogametic

homogametic
[ hō′mō-gə-mĕtĭk ]

adj.

Producing gametes containing only one type of sex chromosome.
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