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allogamy

[ uh-log-uh-mee ]
/ əˈlɒg ə mi /
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noun
cross-fertilization in plants (opposed to autogamy).
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Origin of allogamy

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

OTHER WORDS FROM allogamy

al·log·a·mous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for allogamy

allogamy
/ (əˈlɒɡəmɪ) /

noun
cross-fertilization in flowering plants

Derived forms of allogamy

allogamous, adjective
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Scientific definitions for allogamy

allogamy
[ ə-lŏgə-mē ]

See cross-fertilization.
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