allogamy

[ uh-log-uh-mee ]
/ əˈlɒg ə mi /

noun

cross-fertilization in plants (opposed to autogamy).

Nearby words

  1. allod,
  2. allodial,
  3. allodium,
  4. allodynia,
  5. alloerotism,
  6. allogeneic,
  7. allogeneic graft,
  8. allogeneic homograft,
  9. allogenic,
  10. allograft

Origin of allogamy

First recorded in 1875–80; allo- + -gamy

Related formsal·log·a·mous, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for allogamous

allogamy

/ (əˈlɒɡəmɪ) /

noun

cross-fertilization in flowering plants
Derived Formsallogamous, adjective

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Science definitions for allogamous

allogamy

[ ə-lŏgə-mē ]

See cross-fertilization.
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