homogametic

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ho·mo·ga·met·ic

 (hō′mō-gə-mĕt′ĭk)
adj.
Producing gametes that contain only one type of sex chromosome.

homogametic

(ˌhəʊməɡəˈmɛtɪk)
adj
(Genetics) genetics denoting the sex that possesses two similar sex chromosomes. In humans and many other mammals it is the female sex, possessing two X-chromosomes. Compare heterogametic
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In dioecious dwarf surfclam Mulinia lateralis (Say, 1822), it has been also found that its gynogenetic progeny are all females indicating that they must be the homogametic sex (carrying 2X-chromosomes), and triploids showed both genders, males and females, such that it was proposed that they were XXX and XXY, with the Y-chromosome being dominant over the X-chromosome.