heteromerous

[het-uh-rom-er-uh s]
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adjective

having or consisting of parts that differ in quality, number of elements, or the like: a heteromerous flower.

Origin of heteromerous

First recorded in 1820–30; hetero- + -merous
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heteromerous

adjective

biology having or consisting of parts that differ, esp in number
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