heterogamous

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Etymology[edit]

hetero- +‎ -gamous

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heterogamous (comparative more heterogamous, superlative most heterogamous)

  1. (botany) in which the stamens and pistils are not present in every flower; i.e. there are male and female flowers
    1. in the daisy family Asteraceae, having two types of flowers in a flower head (such as some sterile, some hermaphrodite, or some female, some hermaphrodite)
  2. (biology) characterized by alternating generations of a parthenogenetic and sexual nature
  3. (biology) involving heterogametes in the reproductive process

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