[ dahy-kog-uh-muhs ]
/ daɪˈkɒg ə məs /
having the stamens and pistils maturing at different times, thereby preventing self-pollination, as a monoclinous flower (opposed to homogamous).
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Also di·cho·gam·ic [dahy-koh-gam-ik]. /ˌdaɪ koʊˈgæm ɪk/.
OTHER WORDS FROM dichogamousnon·di·cho·gam·ic, adjectivenon·di·chog·a·mous, adjective
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Scientific definitions for dichogamous
[ dī-kŏg′ə-məs ]
Having pistils and stamens that mature at different times, thus promoting cross-pollination rather than self-pollination.
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