Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Homogametic Sex

That one of two normal karyotypes which during meiosis gives rise to only one type of haploid gamete. In mammals, the female is the homogametic sex, possessing an X chromosome in cell gametes; in many birds, it is the male.

Cf. heterogametic sex.

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