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homogametic

Pronunciation: ho'mo-ga-met'ik

Definition: 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]

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