heterogametic a. [Gr. heteros, different; gamete, spouse] Pertains to the sexual form that gives rise to two different types of sexual gametes in meiosis; in xy and xo systems this is usually male; digametic. see homogametic.
heterogamy n. [Gr. heteros, different; gamos, marriage] 1. Alternation of bisexual with parthenogenetic reproduction. 2. The preference of an individual to mate with an unlike phenotype or genotype. see homogamy. 3. see anisog-amy.
heterogeneous a. [Gr. heteros, different; genos, kind] Possessing different characteristics. see homogeneous.
heterogenesis n. [Gr. heteros, different; genesis, descent] Form of reproduction that has sexual and asexual or parthenogenetic forms; alternation of generations; xeno-
genesis. see metagenesis.
heterogenetic a. [Gr. heteros, different; genesis, descent] Pertaining to meiotic chromosome pairing in hybrids when pairs are derived from different ancestors. see homogenetic, heterogonic life cycle.
heterogenic a. [Gr. heteros, different; genos, race] Containing more than one allele of a gene.
heterogomph n. [Gr. heteros, different; gomphos, peg] (ANN) A compound seta with an asymmetrical joint between shaft and blade. see homogomph.
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