mictic

mictic
\\ˈmiktik\ adjective
Etymology: Greek miktos mixed (verbal of mignynai to mix) + English -ic — more at mix
1. : requiring, involving, or produced by sexual reproduction or union of germ cells : exhibiting mixis
2.
a. of a female rotifer : producing eggs that without fertilization develop into males or with fertilization form resting eggs that later develop into amictic females
b. : being or relating to the egg of such a female

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  • mictic egg — Eggs that have undergone meiosis and are therefore haploid; when unfertilized they produce haploid males; see amictic egg …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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  • meromictic lake — /ˌmɛrəmɪktɪk ˈleɪk/ (say .meruhmiktik layk) noun a lake in which layers of water do not intermix, the deepest layer containing no dissolved oxygen and the sediment therefore having no living organisms. {Greek mer(os) part, division + mictic} …  

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