Heterothallic meaning

hĕt'ə-rō-thăl'ĭk
Reproducing by cross-fertilization between individuals of different mating types. Used of certain fungi and algae.
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Designating or possessing two forms of mycelia that interact as male and female in reproduction.
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(botany, of some algae and fungi) Producing male and female reproductive structures in different plants.
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Origin of heterothallic

  • hetero– Greek thallos young shoot thallo– –ic
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • hetero- +‎ thallic
    From Wiktionary