adj. [Gr. heteros, different; gamete, spouse]
Pertains to the sexual form that gives rise to two different types of sexual gametes in meiosis; in xy and xo systems this is usually male; digametic; see homogametic.

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  • heterogametic — adjective Date: 1910 forming two kinds of gametes of which one produces male offspring and the other female offspring < the human male is heterogametic > • heterogamety noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • heterogametic — /het euh roh geuh met ik/, adj. Genetics. (of a species or individual organism) having two unlike gametes. Cf. homogametic. [1905 10; HETERO + GAMETIC] * * * …   Universalium

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