Zygomorphism

zygomorphic

[zahy-guh-mawr-fik, zig-uh-]
adjective Biology.
having bilateral symmetry; divisible lengthwise into similar or symmetrical halves.
Also, zygomorphous.


Origin:
1870–75; zygo- + -morphic

zygomorphism, zygomorphy, noun
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zygomorphic or zygomorphous (ˌzaɪɡəʊˈmɔːfɪk, ˌzɪɡ-)
 
adj
See also actinomorphic (of a flower) capable of being cut in only one plane so that the two halves are mirror images
 
zygomorphous or zygomorphous
 
adj
 
zygo'morphism or zygomorphous
 
n
 
'zygomorphy or zygomorphous
 
n

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zygomorphic zy·go·mor·phic (zī'gə-môr'fĭk, zĭg'ə-) or zy·go·mor·phous (-fəs)
adj.
Bilaterally symmetrical. Used of organisms or parts.

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zygomorphic   (zī'gə-môr'fĭk, zĭg'ə-)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to a flower that can be divided into equal halves along only one line; bilaterally symmetrical. The flowers of the iris and the snapdragon are zygomorphic. Compare actinomorphic.
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