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homothallic

Pronunciation: ho'mo-thal'ik

Definition: In fungi, denoting a kind of sexual reproduction in which a nucleus of a thallus is capable of fusing with another nucleus from the same thallus or mating type.

[homo- + G. thallos, a young shoot]

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