homogametic

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homogametic

 [ho″mo-gah-met´ik]
having only one kind of gamete with respect to the sex chromosomes, as in the human female, all of whose ova contain only the X chromosome.

ho·mo·ga·met·ic

(hō'mō-gă-met'ik),
Producing only one type of gamete with respect to sex chromosomes; in humans and most animals, the female is homogametic.
Synonym(s): monogametic
[homo- + G. gametikos, connubial]

homogametic

/ho·mo·ga·met·ic/ (-gah-met´ik) pertaining to production of gametes containing only one kind of sex chromosome, as in the human female.

homogametic

(hō′mō-gə-mĕt′ĭk)
adj.
Producing gametes that contain only one type of sex chromosome.

homogametic

[hō′mōgamet′ik]
Etymology: Gk, homos + gamete, spouse
pertaining to the sex that produces gametes of only one kind, in terms of their sex chromosomes. In human beings, the female is the homogametic sex.

ho·mo·ga·met·ic

(hō'mō-gă-met'ik)
Producing only one type of gamete with respect to sex chromosomes; in humans and most animals, the female is homogametic.
Synonym(s): monogametic.
[homo- + G. gametikos, connubial]

homogametic

the sex which produces only one kind of sex chromosome, i.e. females in all mammals.