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dichogamous

[dahy-kog-uh-muh s] /daɪˈkɒg ə məs/
adjective, Botany
1.
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] /ˌdaɪ koʊˈgæm ɪk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; dicho- + -gamous
Related forms
nondichogamic, adjective
nondichogamous, adjective
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dichogamous
  (dī-kŏg'ə-məs)   
Having pistils and stamens that mature at different times, thus promoting cross-pollination rather than self-pollination.
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