zygomorphic

or zy·go·mor·phous

[ zahy-guh-mawr-fik, zig-uh- ]
/ ˌzaɪ gəˈmɔr fɪk, ˌzɪg ə- /

adjective Biology.

having bilateral symmetry; divisible lengthwise into similar or symmetrical halves.

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Origin of zygomorphic

First recorded in 1870–75; zygo- + -morphic

OTHER WORDS FROM zygomorphic

zy·go·mor·phism, zy·go·mor·phy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for zygomorphic

zygomorphic

zygomorphous

/ (ˌzaɪɡəʊˈmɔːfɪk, ˌzɪɡ-) /

adjective

(of a flower) capable of being cut in only one plane so that the two halves are mirror imagesSee also actinomorphic

Derived forms of zygomorphic

zygomorphism or zygomorphy, noun
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Medical definitions for zygomorphic

zygomorphic
[ zī′gə-môrfĭk, zĭg′ə- ]

adj.

Bilaterally symmetrical. Used of organisms or parts.
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Scientific definitions for zygomorphic

zygomorphic
[ zī′gə-môrfĭk, zĭg′ə- ]

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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