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Having or producing gametes that possess one type of sex chromosome


In humans, females are homogametic. They bear two X-chromosomes. Thus, during gamete production, the egg cells will bear the same sex chromosome, which is the X-chromosome.

Word origin: Greek homós (one and the same)


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To clarify some of the terminology: female humans are referred to as homogametic - they have only one type of sex chromosome, the X. Males are heterogametic, having two different types of sex chromosomes, the X and the Y. In birds and some other animals, females ...

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