heterogametic

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het·er·o·ga·met·ic

(het'ĕr-ō-gă-met'ik),
Having sex gametes of contrasting types; human males are heterogametic.
Synonym(s): digametic
[hetero- + G. gametikos, connubial]

heterogametic

/het·ero·ga·met·ic/ (-gah-met´ik) pertaining to production of gametes containing more than one kind of sex chromosome, as in human males (XY).

heterogametic

(hĕt′ə-rō-gə-mĕt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Producing dissimilar gametes, such as those of human males, who produce two types of spermatozoa, one bearing the X chromosome and the other bearing the Y chromosome.
2. Of or relating to heterogametes.

heterogametic

[-gamet′ik]
pertaining to the sex that produces gametes of different kinds, in terms of their sex chromosomes. In human beings the male, who possesses X-bearing and Y-bearing sperm, is the heterogametic sex.

het·er·o·ga·met·ic

(het'ĕr-ō-gă-met'ik)
Having gametes with sex chromosomes of contrasting types; human males are heterogametic.
[hetero- + G. gametikos, connubial]