Hercogamous Her*cog"a*mous, a. [Gr. ? a fence + ? marriage.] (Bot.) Not capable of self-fertilization; -- said of hermaphrodite flowers in which some structural obstacle forbids autogamy. [1913 Webster]

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  • hercogamous — her·cog·a·mous …   English syllables

  • hercogamous — |hər|kägəməs adjective Etymology: Greek herkos fence, barrier + English gamous : incapable of self fertilization * * * hercogˈamous adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑hercogamy …   Useful english dictionary

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