- having or consisting of parts that differ in quality, number of elements, or the like: a heteromerous flower.
Origin of heteromerous
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With some species, however, heteromerous fascicles are normal.The Genus Pinus
George Russell Shaw
Rhipiphorus, rī-pif′o-rus, n. a genus of heteromerous beetles.
In a large number of the Heteromerous beetles, they are set transversely, in the Capricorn ones longitudinally.
Heteromerous insects are those in which the number of these joints varies in the different pairs of legs.
Heteromerous: having an unequal number of tarsal joints on the feet.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
- biology having or consisting of parts that differ, esp in number