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heterogamous

[ het-uh-rog-uh-muhs ]

adjective

  1. Genetics. having unlike gametes, or reproducing by the union of such gametes ( isogamous ).
  2. Botany. having flowers or florets of two sexually different kinds ( homogamous ).


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Word History and Origins

Origin of heterogamous1

First recorded in 1830–40; hetero- + -gamous

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Example Sentences

Heterogamous, bearing two or more sorts of flowers in one cluster.

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