Heterogynous
Heterogynous Het`er*og"y*nous, a. [Hetero- + Gr. ? a woman, female.] (Zo["o]l.) Having females very unlike the males in form and structure; -- as certain insects, the males of which are winged, and the females wingless. [1913 Webster]

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  • heterogynous — [het΄ər äj′ə nəs] adj. [ HETERO + GYNOUS] having two kinds of females, reproductive and nonreproductive, as ants or bees …   English World dictionary

  • heterogynous — adj. [Gr. heteros, different; gyne, woman] Having more than one type of female …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • heterogynous — /het euh roj euh neuhs/, adj. Zool. having females of two different kinds, one sexual and the other abortive or neuter, as ants. [1850 55; HETERO + GYNOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • heterogynous — het·er·og·y·nous …   English syllables

  • heterogynous — /hɛtəˈrɒdʒənəs/ (say hetuh rojuhnuhs) adjective having females of two different kinds, one sexual and the other abortive or neuter, as ants. {hetero + gynous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • heterogynous — …   Useful english dictionary

  • het|er|og|y|nal — «HEHT uh ROJ uh nuhl», adjective. = heterogynous. (Cf. ↑heterogynous) …   Useful english dictionary

  • heterogonous — heterogonously, adv. /het euh rog euh neuhs/, adj. 1. Bot. of or pertaining to monoclinous flowers of two or more kinds occurring on different individuals of the same species, the kinds differing in the relative length of stamens and pistils… …   Universalium

  • ετερόγυνος — ο 1. αυτός που παρουσιάζει ετερογυνία 2. το αρσ. ως ουσ. ο ετερόγυνος λεπιδόπτερο έντομο με διαφανή φτερά. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. heterogynous < hetero (πρβλ. ετερο *) gynous (πρβλ. γυνος < γυνή)] …   Dictionary of Greek

  • heterogonous — /hɛtəˈrɒgənəs/ (say hetuh roguhnuhs) adjective 1. Botany noting or relating to monoclinous flowers of two or more kinds occurring on different individuals of the same species, the kinds differing in the relative length of stamens and pistils… …   Australian English dictionary

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