homogametic

[hoh-moh-guh-met-ik, hom-oh-]

adjective Genetics.

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

Nearby words

  1. homodyne,
  2. homoecious,
  3. homoeo-,
  4. homoerotic,
  5. homoeroticism,
  6. homogamous,
  7. homogamy,
  8. homogenate,
  9. homogeneity,
  10. homogeneous

Compare heterogametic.

Origin of homogametic

1905–10; homo-gametic + gametic

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British Dictionary definitions for homogametic

homogametic

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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Medicine definitions for homogametic

homogametic

[hō′mō-gə-mĕtĭk]

adj.

Producing gametes containing only one type of sex chromosome.

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