homothallic(redirected from homothallism)
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Related to homothallism: heterothallism
Capable of self-fertilization. Used of certain fungi and algae.
(Botany) (of some algae and fungi) having both male and female reproductive organs on the same thallus, which can be self-fertilizing. Compare heterothallic
[C20: from homo- + Greek thallos green shoot]
ho•mo•thal•lic(ˌhoʊ məˈθæl ɪk, ˌhɒm ə-)
1. (of a fungus) having all mycelia alike, the opposite sexual functions being performed by different cells of a single mycelium.