Heterogamous



[het-uh-rog-uh-muh s] /ˌhɛt əˈrɒg ə məs/

adjective
1.
Genetics. having unlike gametes, or reproducing by the union of such gametes (opposed to ).
2.
Botany. having flowers or florets of two sexually different kinds (opposed to ).

heterogamous het·er·og·a·mous (hět’ə-rŏg’ə-məs)
adj.
Relating to heterogamy.
heterogamy
(hět’ə-rŏg’ə-mē)

heterogamous adjective

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