homothallic

homothallic

[hoh-muh-thal-ik, hom-uh-]
adjective Mycology.
1.
having all mycelia alike, the opposite sexual functions being performed by different cells of a single mycelium. Compare heterothallic ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1900–05; homo- + thall(us) + -ic

homothallism, noun
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homothallic (ˌhəʊməʊˈθælɪk)
 
adj
Compare heterothallic (of some algae and fungi) having both male and female reproductive organs on the same thallus, which can be self-fertilizing
 
[C20: from homo- + Greek thallos green shoot]
 
homo'thallism
 
n

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