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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Producing gametes that contain only one type of sex chromosome.

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  • adj. That produces, or contains only one type of sex chromosome

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Examples

  • Still, graphic novels can now be found easily in most mainstream booksellers and direct market comic shops now boast plenty of customers of the homogametic sex.

    Bob Fingerman: From the Ashes of New York...

  • Birds differ from the human species as to internal secretory action in two vital particulars: (a) In the higher mammals, sex depends upon a "complex" of all the glands interacting, instead of upon the sex glands alone as in birds; (b) The male bird instead of the female is homogametic for sex -- i.e., the sperm instead of the eggs is uniform as to the sex chromosome.

    Taboo and Genetics A Study of the Biological, Sociological and Psychological Foundation of the Family

  • Certainly she didn't fool many women, as McCain operatives hoped; what an astonishing insult to assume that women would vote for someone, anyone, with homogametic chromosomes, regardless of her positions (such as anyone could ferret out, that is, beyond vague anti-government and "pro-faith" assertions).

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