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Meaning of "metafemale" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF METAFEMALE

metafemale  [ˌmɛtəˈfiːmeɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF METAFEMALE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Metafemale is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES METAFEMALE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Metafemale

A metafemale is a low viability Drosophila fruit fly with a female phenotype in which the ratio of X chromosomes to sets of autosomes exceeds 1.0. For example: a fly with one X chromosome and two sets of autosomes is a normal male, a fly with two X chromosomes and two sets of autosomes is a normal female, and a fly with three X chromosomes and two sets of autosomes is a metafemale. American geneticist Calvin Bridges, who discovered the genic balance sex-determination system in Drosophila in 1921, used the terms "superfemale" and "supermale". German-American geneticist Curt Stern proposed the alternate terms "metafemale" and "metamale" in 1959.

Definition of metafemale in the English dictionary

The definition of metafemale in the dictionary is a sterile female organism, esp a fruit fly that has three X chromosomes Former name: superfemale.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH METAFEMALE


airmail
ˈɛəˌmeɪl
antifemale
ˌæntɪˈfiːmeɪl
blackmail
ˈblækˌmeɪl
camail
ˈkæmeɪl
e-mail
ˈiːmeɪl
female
ˈfiːmeɪl
graymail
ˈɡreɪˌmeɪl
greenmail
ˈɡriːnˌmeɪl
intermale
ˌɪntəˈmeɪl
mail
meɪl
maill
meɪl
male
meɪl
metamale
ˈmɛtəˌmeɪl
remail
riːˈmeɪl
snail-mail
sneɪl meɪl
superfemale
ˈsuːpəˌfiːmeɪl
supermale
ˈsuːpəˌmeɪl
v-mail
ˈviːmeɪl
vermeil
ˈvɜːmeɪl
webmail
ˈwɛbˌmeɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE METAFEMALE

metachromatic
metachromatism
metachronism
metachroses
metachrosis
metacinnabarite
metacognition
metacomputer
metacomputing
metadata
metafiction
metafictional
metafictionist
metagalactic
metagalaxies
metagalaxy
metage
metageneses
metagenesis
metagenetic

WORDS THAT END LIKE METAFEMALE

ale
alpha male
antimale
dale
dwarf male
finale
hale
Internationale
locale
pale
parasitic male
quale
rogue male
sale
scale
she-male
tale
tamale
vale
wholesale

Synonyms and antonyms of metafemale in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «metafemale» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF METAFEMALE

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The translations of metafemale from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «metafemale» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

metafemale
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

metafemale
570 millions of speakers

English

metafemale
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

metafemale
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

زيادة الصبغيات الأنثوية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

metafemale
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

metafemale
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

metafemale
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

metafemale
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Metafemale
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

metafemale
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

metafemale
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

metafemale
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Metafemale
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

metafemale
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

metafemale
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मेटाफिला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

metafemale
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

metafemale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

metafemale
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

metafemale
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

metafemale
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

metafemale
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

metafemale
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

metafemale
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

metafemale
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of metafemale

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «METAFEMALE»

The term «metafemale» is used very little and occupies the 169.862 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «METAFEMALE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «metafemale» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «metafemale» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about metafemale

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «METAFEMALE»

Discover the use of metafemale in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to metafemale and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Competition Science Vision
Metafemale syndrome (XXX) occurs when an XX gamete combines at fertilization with an X gameto. Metafemales are female but are often sterile and may have a reduced mental capacity. • Turner's syndrome (XO) persons lack Barr body.
2
Human Health and Disease
An XXX female is known as a metafemale. There is no apparent difference in the development of a metafemale, and the condition often only comes to light if women are involved in research or screening situations. There is some evidence that ...
Ann Fullick, 1998
3
Competition Science Vision
... in a fertilization, the zygote contains an abnormal number of chromosomes. When this happens, the zygote may live but develops abnormality and the individual shows a group of symptoms termed a syndrome. ○ The metafemale syndrome ...
4
Fundamentals of Cytogenetics and Genetics
TABLE 11.3 The ratio of X/autosomes in Drosophila in determining sex of the fly X chromosomes Autosomes Ratio X/A Sex of the fly 1X 2A 0.5 Male 2X 2A 1.0 Female 3X 2A 1.5 Metafemale 4X 3 A 1.53 Metafemale 4X 4A 1.0 Triploid female  ...
Mahabal Ram, 2010
5
Competition Science Vision
Klinefelter's Metafemale syndrome syndrome Fig. : Nondisjunction is a failure in chromosome separation during meiosis. Klinefelter's syndromes (XXY) are trisomics for sex chromosomes (2X +1). • The most common autosomal trisomy seen ...
6
The Genome of Drosophila melanogaster
diploid. metafemale. constitution: X/X/X; 2/2; 3/3; 4/4; sex chromosome consti~ tution may also be XX/X. source: Produced by triploid and compound-X-bearing females. May result from two-X gametes produced by nondisjunction. discoverer:  ...
Dan L. Lindsley, Georgianna G. Zimm, 1992
7
A Dictionary of Genetics
See azure, chromotrope, metachromasy. a dye that stains tissues two or metafemale in Drosophila, a female phenotype of relatively low viability in which the ratio of X chro— mosomes to sets of autosomes exceeds 1.0; previously called a ...
Robert C. King, Pamela Mulligan, William Stansfield, 2013
8
Essentials of Genetics
... and Sex Linkage 177. X chromosomes Autosome sets (A)X:A ratio Sex 3 2 1.50 Metafemale 4 3 1.33 Metafemale 4 4 1.00 Normal female 3 3 1.00 Normal female 2 2 1.00 Normal female 2 3 0.66 Intersex 1 2 0.50 Normal male 1 3 0.33 ...
Pragya Khanna, 2010
9
Molecular Biology Of Genetics
Sets of Autosomes X Chromosomes Sex 1 2 Male 2 2 Female 3 2 Metafemale 4 3 Metafemale 4 4 Tetraploid female 3 3 ' Triploid female 1 1 Haploid female" 3 4 Intersex 2 3 Intersex 2 4 Male 1 3 Metamale Chromosome constitution X/A ratio ...
M. Prakash, 2008
10
Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics
Euploid metafemale Drosophila Metagene: Metagene has several meanings. 1. A gene-predicting commercial software. 2. Network of genes mediating certain physiological functions as revealed by joint expression in microarrays and which  ...
George P. Rédei, 2008

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