[ gahyt-n-og-uh-mee ]
/ ˌgaɪt nˈɒg ə mi /
pollination of a flower by pollen from another flower on the same plant.
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Origin of geitonogamy
1875–80; <Greek geitono- (stem of geítōn) neighbor + -gamy
OTHER WORDS FROM geitonogamygei·to·nog·a·mous, adjective
Words nearby geitonogamy
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Example sentences from the Web for geitonogamy
Has this method, which is spoken of as Geitonogamy, the same influence as crossing with pollen from another plant?Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
British Dictionary definitions for geitonogamy
/ (ˌɡaɪtəˈnɒɡəmɪ) /
botany the transfer of pollen to a stigma of a different flower on the same plant
Word Origin for geitonogamy
C19: from Greek geitōn neighbour + -gamy
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