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heterogametic

[het-uh-roh-guh-met-ik] /ˌhɛt ə roʊ gəˈmɛt ɪk/
adjective, Genetics.
1.
(of a species or individual organism) having two unlike gametes.
Compare homogametic.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; hetero- + gametic
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British Dictionary definitions for heterogametic

heterogametic

/ˌhɛtərəʊɡəˈmɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
(genetics) denoting the sex that possesses dissimilar sex chromosomes. In humans and many other mammals it is the male sex, possessing one X-chromosome and one Y-chromosome Compare homogametic
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heterogametic in Medicine

heterogametic het·er·o·ga·met·ic (hět'ə-rō-gə-mět'ĭk)
adj.
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.

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