Dichogamous
Dichogamous Di*chog"a*mous, a. (Bot.) Manifesting dichogamy. [1913 Webster]

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  • dichogamous — adjective see dichogamy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dichogamous — /duy kog euh meuhs/, adj. Bot. having the stamens and pistils maturing at different times, thereby preventing self pollination, as a monoclinous flower (opposed to homogamous). Also, dichogamic /duy koh gam ik/. [1855 60; DICHO + GAMOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • dichogamous — adj. (Botany) pertaining to dichogamy, pertaining to the maturation of male and female sex organs at different times in order to prevent self pollination (in plants) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dichogamous — di·chog·a·mous …   English syllables

  • dichogamous — di•chog•a•mous [[t]daɪˈkɒg ə məs[/t]] also di•cho•gam•ic [[t]ˌdaɪ koʊˈgæm ɪk[/t]] adj. bot having the stamens and pistils maturing at different times, thereby preventing self pollination (opposed to homogamous 1), b)). • Etymology: 1855–60… …   From formal English to slang

  • dichogamous — /daɪˈkɒgəməs/ (say duy koguhmuhs) adjective having the stamens and pistils maturing at different times (thus preventing self fertilisation), as a monoclinous flower (opposed to homogamous). Also, dichogamic /ˌdaɪkoʊˈgæmɪk/ (say .duykoh gamik).… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dichogamous — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sequential hermaphroditism — (called dichogamy in botany) is a type of hermaphroditism that occurs in many fish, gastropods and plants. Here, the individual is born one sex and changes sex at some point in their life. They can change from a male to female (protandry), or… …   Wikipedia

  • dichogamic — adjective see dichogamous * * * dichoˈgamic, a. Bot. = dichogamous. in mod. Dicts …   Useful english dictionary

  • di|cho|gam|ic — «DY kuh GAM ihk», adjective. = dichogamous. (Cf. ↑dichogamous) …   Useful english dictionary

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