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homogametichomogametisch (ger.)

  • (Of a sex or its individual members) producing gametes that all have the same kind of sex chromosome. (OED 1976)  
    cell heterogametic

    If the two kinds of spermatozoa be designated as the ‘X-class’ and the ‘Y-class’, respectively, the eggs are all of the X-class. The male may, accordingly, be designated as the heterogametic sex, the female as the homogametic.

    Wilson, E.B. (1910). The chromosomes in relation to the determination of sex. Science Progress 4, 570-592: 572.


    homogametic Having only one kind of gamete; homogamycf. heterogametic.

    Lincoln, R.J., Boxshall, G.A. & Clark, P.F. (1982). A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics: 116.