dichogamous

dichogamous

[dahy-kog-uh-muhs]
adjective Botany.
having the stamens and pistils maturing at different times, thereby preventing self-pollination, as a monoclinous flower (opposed to homogamous ).
Also, dichogamic [dahy-koh-gam-ik] .


Origin:
1855–60; dicho- + -gamous

nondichogamic, adjective
nondichogamous, adjective
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dichogamy (daɪˈkɒɡəmɪ)
 
n
Compare homogamy the maturation of male and female parts of a flower at different times, preventing automatic self-pollination
 
di'chogamous
 
adj
 
dichogamic
 
adj

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dichogamous   (dī-kŏg'ə-məs)  Pronunciation Key 
Having pistils and stamens that mature at different times, thus promoting cross-pollination rather than self-pollination.
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