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dichogamy

[dahy-kog-uh-mee]
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noun
  1. a dichogamous condition.

Origin of dichogamy

From the German word Dichogamie, dating back to 1860–65. See dicho-, -gamy
Related formsnon·di·chog·a·my, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dichogamy

dichogamy

noun
  1. the maturation of male and female parts of a flower at different times, preventing automatic self-pollinationCompare homogamy (def. 2)
Derived Formsdichogamous or dichogamic (ˌdaɪkəʊˈɡæmɪk), adjective
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