heterogonous

heterogonous

[het-uh-rog-uh-nuhs]
adjective
1.
Botany. of or pertaining to monoclinous flowers of two or more kinds occurring on different individuals of the same species, the kinds differing in the relative length of stamens and pistils (opposed to homogonous ).
3.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by heterogony.
Also, heterogonic [het-er-uh-gon-ik] .


Origin:
1865–70; hetero- + Greek gón(os) race, descent, birth + -ous

heterogonously, adverb
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heterogony (ˌhɛtəˈrɒɡənɪ)
 
n
1.  biology the alternation of parthenogenetic and sexual generations in rotifers and similar animals
2.  Compare homogony the condition in plants, such as the primrose, of having flowers that differ from each other in the length of their stamens and styles
 
heter'ogonous
 
adj
 
heter'ogonously
 
adv

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