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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 isogamous).
2.
Botany. having flowers or florets of two sexually different kinds (opposed to homogamous).
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; hetero- + -gamous
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heterogamous in Medicine

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

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heterogamous in Science
heterogamy
  (hět'ə-rŏg'ə-mē)   
  1. Alternation of sexual and parthenogenetic generations, as in the life cycles of some aphids.

  2. A reproductive system that is characterized by the fusion of gametes (called heterogametes) that are dissimilar in size and structure, such as the egg and sperm of animals.


heterogamous adjective
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