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heterothallic

[het-er-uh-thal-ik] /ˌhɛt ər əˈθæl ɪk/
adjective, Mycology
1.
having mycelia of two unlike types, both of which must participate in the sexual process.
Compare homothallic (def 1).
2.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; hetero- + thallic
Related forms
heterothallism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for heterothallic

heterothallic

/ˌhɛtərəʊˈθælɪk/
adjective
1.
(of some algae and fungi) having male and female reproductive organs on different thalli
2.
(of some fungi) having sexual reproduction that occurs only between two self-sterile mycelia
Compare homothallic
Derived Forms
heterothallism, noun
Word Origin
C20: from hetero- + Greek thallos green shoot, young twig
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