[ dahy-kog-uh-muh s ]
/ daɪˈkɒg ə məs /

adjective Botany.

having the stamens and pistils maturing at different times, thereby preventing self-pollination, as a monoclinous flower (opposed to homogamous).

Nearby words

  1. dichloroethyl formal,
  2. dichloromethane,
  3. dichlorophenoxyacetic acid,
  4. dichlorvos,
  5. dicho-,
  6. dichogamy,
  7. dichondra,
  8. dichoptic,
  9. dichorial,
  10. dichotic

Also di·cho·gam·ic [dahy-koh-gam-ik] /ˌdaɪ koʊˈgæm ɪk/.

Origin of dichogamous

First recorded in 1855–60; dicho- + -gamous

Related formsnon·di·cho·gam·ic, adjectivenon·di·chog·a·mous, adjective

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Science definitions for dichogamous


[ dī-kŏgə-məs ]

Having pistils and stamens that mature at different times, thus promoting cross-pollination rather than self-pollination.
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