dichogamy
noun (plural -mies) Etymology: German Dichogamie, from dich- + -gamie -gamy Date: 1862 the production of male and female reproductive elements at different times by a hermaphroditic organism in order to ensure cross-fertilizationdichogamous adjective

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  • Dichogamy — is the separation in time of gender expression in a hermaphroditic organism, a characteristic of some fishes, gastropods, and most flowering plants. In flowering plants In the context of the flowering plants (angiosperms), there are two forms of… …   Wikipedia

  • Dichogamy — Di*chog a*my, n. [Gr. ? in two, asunder + ? marriage.] (Bot.) The condition of certain species of plants, in which the stamens and pistil do not mature simultaneously, so that these plants can never fertilize themselves. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dichogamy — dichogamy. См. дихогамия. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • dichogamy — [dī käg′ə mē] n. [ DICHO + GAMY] the maturing of pistils and stamens at different times, preventing self pollination dichogamous adj. dichogamic [dī΄kō gam′ik] …   English World dictionary

  • dichogamy — dichogamija statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Nevienalaikis žiedo kuokelių ir piestelių subrendimas. atitikmenys: angl. dichogamy rus. дихогамия …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • dichogamy — n. [Gr. dicha, in two; gamos, marriage] The production of male and female gametes at different times in an hermaphroditic organism; protogynous and protandrous hermaphrodites; dichogamous a; see homogamy …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • dichogamy — /duy kog euh mee/, n. a dichogamous condition. [1860 65; < G Dichogamie. See DICHO , GAMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • dichogamy — noun The condition in which an organism changes sex during its lifetime. Syn: sequential hermaphrodism See Also: dichogamous …   Wiktionary

  • dichogamy — n. maturation of the male and female sex organs at different times in order to prevent self fertilization (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dichogamy — [dʌɪ kɒgəmi] noun Botany the ripening of the stamens and pistils of a flower at different times, so that self fertilization is prevented. Compare with homogamy (in sense 3). Derivatives dichogamous adjective Origin C19: from Gk dikho apart, in… …   English new terms dictionary

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