aetheogamous

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

aetheogam + -ous[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aetheogamous (not comparable)

  1. (botany)[1] Of the nature of an aetheogam.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Being ultimately derived from the two vowels ἀή () (alpha-eta: ), rather than the diphthong αἰ (ai) (alpha-iota: ai), the initial ae- of aetheogamous can only properly be written as two separate letters (ae), with a diaeresis atop the e (as aëtheogamous) being optional; the spellings *ætheogamous and *etheogamous are, therefore, erroneous.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 aetheogamous, a.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]