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Homogametic

Definition
adjective
Having or producing gametes that possess one type of sex chromosome
Supplement
In humans, females are homogametic. They bear two X-chromosomes. Thus, during gamete production, the egg cells will bear the same sex chromosome, which is the X-chromosome.
Word origin: Greek homós (one and the same)
Compare:

  • heterogametic

Related term(s):

  • Homogametic sex


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