[ het-uh-rog-uh-muh s ]
/ ˌhɛt əˈrɒg ə məs /
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Heterogamous, bearing two or more sorts of flowers in one cluster.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
Medicine definitions for heterogamous
[ hĕt′ə-rŏg′ə-məs ]
Relating to heterogamy.
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Science definitions for heterogamous
[ hĕt′ə-rŏg′ə-mē ]
Alternation of sexual and parthenogenetic generations, as in the life cycles of some aphids.
A reproductive system that is characterized by the fusion of gametes (called heterogametes) that are dissimilar in size and structure, such as the egg and sperm of animals.
Related formsheterogamous adjective
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