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bigener

[ bahy-jee-ner, -juh- ]
/ ˈbaɪ dʒi nər, -dʒə- /

noun

a bigeneric hybrid, as certain orchids.

Nearby words

bigeminal, bigeminal pulse, bigeminal rhythm, bigeminy, bigender, bigener, bigeneric, bigeye, bigeye scad, bigfoot, bigg

Origin of bigener

1825–35; < Latin: hybrid, equivalent to bi- bi-1 + gener- (stem of genus) genus
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British Dictionary definitions for bigener

bigener

/ (ˈbaɪdʒɪnə) /

noun

biology a hybrid between individuals of different genera

Word Origin for bigener

C20: back formation from bigeneric; see bi- 1, genus
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