Inheritance of characters borne on the male chromosome and therefore only expressed in the male.

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  • holandry — n. [Gr. holos, whole; aner, male] 1. The condition of bearing the normal number of testes. 2. (ANNELIDA: Oligochaeta) Earthworms with two pair of testes, one pair in segment x and another pair in segment xi; see proandry, metandry …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • holandry — hol·an·dry …   English syllables

  • holandry — ˈhäˌlandrē, ˈhōˌ noun ( es) : the quality or state of being holandric …   Useful english dictionary

  • meroandric — a; see holandry …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • metandry — n. [Gr. meta, after; aner, male] (ANNELIDA) Possessing only the posterior pair of testes; in earthworms, testes restricted to segment xi; metandric a; see proandry, holandry …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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