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heterogonous

[ het-uh-rog-uh-nuhs ]
/ ˌhɛt əˈrɒg ə nəs /
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adjective
Botany. of or relating to monoclinous flowers of two or more kinds occurring on different individuals of the same species, the kinds differing in the relative length of stamens and pistils (opposed to homogonous).
of, relating to, or characterized by heterogony.
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Also het·er·o·gon·ic [het-er-uh-gon-ik]. /ˌhɛt ər əˈgɒn ɪk/.

Origin of heterogonous

1865–70; hetero- + Greek gón(os) race, descent, birth + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM heterogonous

het·er·og·o·nous·ly, adverb
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