One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Originally: designating females (of various species) that are capable of sexual reproduction (i.e. that are not obligately parthenogenetic). Later also: of, relating to, or involving mixis. Also (in extended use): of mixed parentage or descent (rare).
1920s; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From ancient Greek μικτός, adjective corresponding to μιγνύναι, μειγνύναι to mix + -ic, after German miktisch, itself after apomiktisch and pseudomiktisch.
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