- having bilateral symmetry; divisible lengthwise into similar or symmetrical halves.
Origin of zygomorphic
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The flowers are always more or less bilaterally symmetrical (zygomorphic).Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany
Douglas Houghton Campbell
When a flower can be divided by a single plane into two exactly similar parts; then it is said to be zygomorphic.
In Pelargonium the flower is zygomorphic with a spurred posterior sepal and the petals differing in size or shape.
- (of a flower) capable of being cut in only one plane so that the two halves are mirror imagesSee also actinomorphic
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- Bilaterally symmetrical. Used of organisms or parts.
- Relating to a flower that can be divided into equal halves along only one line; bilaterally symmetrical. The flowers of the iris and the snapdragon are zygomorphic. Compare actinomorphic.
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