heterostyly

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heterostyly (ˈhɛtərəˌstaɪlɪ)
 
n
the condition in certain plants, such as primroses, of having styles of different lengths, each type of style in flowers on different plants, which promotes cross-pollination
 
[C20: from Greek, from heteros different + stylos pillar]
 
hetero'stylous
 
adj

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