bipotentiality


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bipotentiality

 [bi″po-ten″she-al´ĭ-te]
ability to develop or act in either of two different ways.
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bi·po·ten·ti·al·i·ty

(bī'pō-ten-shē-al'i-tē),
Capability of differentiating along two developmental pathways. An example is the capacity of the gonad to develop into either an ovary or a testis.
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bipotentiality

(bī′pə-tĕn′shē-ăl′ĭ-tē)
n.
1.
a. The capacity to act, function, or develop in either of two possible ways.
b. The capacity to function either as a male or a female.
2. The condition of having both male and female reproductive organs; hermaphroditism.
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bi·po·ten·ti·al·i·ty

(bī'pŏ-ten'shē-al'i-tē)
Capability of differentiating along either of two developmental pathways. An example is the capacity of the primordial gonad to develop into either an ovary or a testis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Finally, the changes of sex proportions in the low LZ treatments (L20 and L50) from 60 DPH to 105 DPH observed in the present study suggest that female germ cells of sex-differentiated yellow catfish still retain a certain level of bipotentiality (Fig.