Definition of mictic in US English:

mictic

adjective

Biology
  • 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).

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

mictic

/ˈmɪktɪk/