heterothallic definition by Webster's New World
designating or possessing two forms of mycelia that interact as male and female in reproduction
Origin: hetero- plush thall(us) plush -ic
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- heterothallism noun
heterothallic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Producing male and female gametangia in different structures or plants, as in some algae and fungi.
Origin: hetero- + Greek thallos, young shoot; see thallo- + -ic.
- hetˌer·o·thalˈlism noun