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[hol-uh-jin-ik, -gahy-nik, -jahy-, hoh-luh-] /ˌhɒl əˈdʒɪn ɪk, -ˈgaɪ nɪk, -ˈdʒaɪ-, ˌhoʊ lə-/

adjective, Genetics.
of or relating to a heritable trait appearing only in females (opposed to ).

hologynic hol·o·gyn·ic (hŏl’ə-jĭn’ĭk, -gī’nĭk, hō’lə-)
Relating to or being a trait passed only to successive generations of females.


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