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heterogynous

[ het-uh-roj-uh-nuhs ]

adjective

, Zoology.
  1. having females of two different kinds, one sexual and the other abortive or neuter, as ants.


heterogynous

/ ˌhɛtəˈrɒdʒɪnəs /

adjective

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of heterogynous1

First recorded in 1850–55; hetero- + -gynous

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