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heterogynous

[het-uh-roj-uh-nuh s]
adjective Zoology.
  1. having females of two different kinds, one sexual and the other abortive or neuter, as ants.
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Origin of heterogynous

First recorded in 1850–55; hetero- + -gynous
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British Dictionary definitions for heterogynous

heterogynous

adjective
  1. (of ants, bees, etc) having two types of female, one fertile and the other infertile
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