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heterogamous

[ het-uh-rog-uh-muhs ]
/ ˌhɛt əˈrɒg ə məs /
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adjective
Genetics. having unlike gametes, or reproducing by the union of such gametes (opposed to isogamous).
Botany. having flowers or florets of two sexually different kinds (opposed to homogamous).
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Origin of heterogamous

First recorded in 1830–40; hetero- + -gamous
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Medical definitions for heterogamous

heterogamous
[ hĕt′ə-rŏgə-məs ]

adj.
Relating to heterogamy.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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