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[zahy-guh-mawr-fik, zig-uh-] /ˌzaɪ gəˈmɔr fɪk, ˌzɪg ə-/
adjective, Biology
having bilateral symmetry; divisible lengthwise into similar or symmetrical halves.
Also, zygomorphous.
1870-75; zygo- + -morphic
Related forms
zygomorphism, zygomorphy, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for zygomorphy


/ˌzaɪɡəʊˈmɔːfɪk; ˌzɪɡ-/
(of a flower) capable of being cut in only one plane so that the two halves are mirror images See also actinomorphic
Derived Forms
zygomorphism, zygomorphy, noun
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zygomorphy in Medicine

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

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zygomorphy in Science
  (zī'gə-môr'fĭk, zĭg'ə-)   
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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