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heterogonous

[het-uh-rog-uh-nuh s] /ˌhɛt əˈrɒg ə nəs/
adjective
1.
Botany. of or relating to monoclinous flowers of two or more kinds occurring on different individuals of the same species, the kinds differing in the relative length of stamens and pistils (opposed to homogonous).
3.
of, relating to, or characterized by heterogony.
Also, heterogonic
[het-er-uh-gon-ik] /ˌhɛt ər əˈgɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of heterogonous
1865-1870
1865-70; hetero- + Greek gón(os) race, descent, birth + -ous
Related forms
heterogonously, adverb
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