homothallic
adjective Etymology: hom- + Greek thallein to sprout, grow — more at thallus Date: 1904 1. having a haploid phase that produces two kinds of gametes capable of fusing to form a zygote — used especially of algae and fungi 2. monoecioushomothallism noun

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  • homothallic — [hō΄mōthal′ik, hō΄məthal′ik, häm΄ōthal′ik, häm΄əthal′ik] adj. [ HOMO + THALL(US) + IC] designating or possessing a mycelium that produces two kinds of cells, which function as male and female homothallism n …   English World dictionary

  • homothallic — homothallism, n. /hoh meuh thal ik, hom euh /, adj. Mycol. 1. having all mycelia alike, the opposite sexual functions being performed by different cells of a single mycelium. Cf. heterothallic (def. 1). 2. monoecious. [1900 05; HOMO + THALL(US) + …   Universalium

  • homothallic — adjective Producing male and female reproductive structures in the same plant. Ant: heterothallic …   Wiktionary

  • homothallic — In fungi, denoting a kind of sexual reproduction in which a nucleus of a thallus is capable of fusing with another nucleus from the same thallus or mating type. Cf.:heterothallic. [homo + G. thallos, a young shoot] * * * ho·mo·thal·lic .hō mō… …   Medical dictionary

  • homothallic — homo·thal·lic …   English syllables

  • homothallic — ho•mo•thal•lic [[t]ˌhoʊ məˈθæl ɪk, ˌhɒm ə [/t]] adj. 1) fng (of a fungus) having all mycelia alike, the opposite sexual functions being performed by different cells of a single mycelium 2) fng monoecious • Etymology: 1900–05; homo +thall (us) +… …   From formal English to slang

  • homothallic — /hoʊmoʊˈθælɪk/ (say hohmoh thalik) adjective having all mycelia alike, the opposite sexual functions being performed by different cells of single mycelium. {homo + Greek thallos sprout + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • homothallic — pronunc at homo +|thalik adjective Etymology: hom + thall + ic 1. : having only one haploid phase producing genetically compatible gametes used especially of algae and fungi or of the spores producing such a phase; compare heterothallic 2. :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Basidiomycota — Taxobox name = Basidiomycota image width = 250px image caption = Basidiomycetes from Ernst Haeckel s 1904 Kunstformen der Natur regnum = Fungi subregnum = Dikarya phylum = Basidiomycota phylum authority = R.T. Moore, 1980 [cite journal | author …   Wikipedia

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