[ het-uh-rog-uh-nuhs ]

  1. 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).

  1. of, relating to, or characterized by heterogony.

Origin of heterogonous

1865–70; hetero- + Greek gón(os) race, descent, birth + -ous
  • Also het·er·o·gon·ic [het-er-uh-gon-ik]. /ˌhɛt ər əˈgɒn ɪk/.

Other words from heterogonous

  • het·er·og·o·nous·ly, adverb

Words Nearby heterogonous

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