Heterogamous
Heterogamous Het`er*og"a*mous, a. [Hetero- + Gr. ga`mos marriage: cf. F. h['e]t['e]rogame.] (Bot. & Biol.) (a) The condition of having two or more kinds of flowers which differ in regard to stamens and pistils, as in the aster. (b) Characterized by heterogamy. [1913 Webster]

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  • heterogamous — [het΄ər äg′ə məs] adj. 1. characterized by the uniting of heterogametes 2. characterized by reproduction in which sexual and asexual generations alternate 3. bearing flowers that are sexually different heterogamy [het΄ər äg′əmē] n …   English World dictionary

  • heterogamous — adjective Date: 1895 having or characterized by fusion of unlike gametes compare anisogamous, isogamous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heterogamous — /het euh rog euh meuhs/, adj. 1. Genetics. having unlike gametes, or reproducing by the union of such gametes (opposed to isogamous). 2. Bot. having flowers or florets of two sexually different kinds (opposed to homogamous). [1830 40; HETERO +… …   Universalium

  • heterogamous — adjective a) in which the stamens and pistils are not present in every flower; i.e. there are male and female flowers b) characterized by alternating generations of a parthenogenetic and sexual nature …   Wiktionary

  • heterogamous — Relating to heterogamy. * * * het·er·og·a·mous .het ə räg ə məs adj having or characterized by fusion of unlike gametes compare ANISOGAMOUS, ISOGAMOUS * * * het·er·og·a·mous (het″ər ogґə məs) pertaining to …   Medical dictionary

  • heterogamous — adj. having two gametes which differ in character or form (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heterogamous — het·er·og·a·mous …   English syllables

  • heterogamous — het•er•og•a•mous [[t]ˌhɛt əˈrɒg ə məs[/t]] adj. 1) gen having unlike gametes, or reproducing by the union of such gametes (opposed to isogamous). 2) bot having flowers or florets of two sexually different kinds (opposed to homogamous 1), a)). •… …   From formal English to slang

  • heterogamous — /hɛtəˈrɒgəməs/ (say hetuh roguhmuhs) adjective 1. Biology having unlike gametes, or reproducing by the union of such gametes (opposed to isogamous). 2. Botany having flowers or florets of two sexually different kinds (opposed to homogamous) …   Australian English dictionary

  • heterogamous — adj. 1 Bot. irregular as regards stamens and pistils. 2 Biol. characterized by heterogamy or heterogony …   Useful english dictionary

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