homothallic

[hoh-muh-thal-ik, hom-uh-]

Origin of homothallic

First recorded in 1900–05; homo- + thall(us) + -ic
Related formsho·mo·thal·lism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for homothallic

homothallic

adjective
  1. (of some algae and fungi) having both male and female reproductive organs on the same thallus, which can be self-fertilizingCompare heterothallic
Derived Formshomothallism, noun

Word Origin for homothallic

C20: from homo- + Greek thallos green shoot
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