dichogamic

di·cho·gam·ic

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  • dichogamic — adj. (Botany) of dichogamy, pertaining to the maturation of male and female sex organs at different times in order to prevent self pollination (in plants) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dichogamic — adjective see dichogamous * * * dichoˈgamic, a. Bot. = dichogamous. in mod. Dicts …   Useful english dictionary

  • dichogamous — /duy kog euh meuhs/, adj. Bot. having the stamens and pistils maturing at different times, thereby preventing self pollination, as a monoclinous flower (opposed to homogamous). Also, dichogamic /duy koh gam ik/. [1855 60; DICHO + GAMOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • dichogamous — /daɪˈkɒgəməs/ (say duy koguhmuhs) adjective having the stamens and pistils maturing at different times (thus preventing self fertilisation), as a monoclinous flower (opposed to homogamous). Also, dichogamic /ˌdaɪkoʊˈgæmɪk/ (say .duykoh gamik).… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dichogamy —   n. coming to maturity at different times of male and female elements of plant or animal, to avoid self fertilisation.    ♦ dichogamic,    ♦ dichogamous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • dichogamy — [dī käg′ə mē] n. [ DICHO + GAMY] the maturing of pistils and stamens at different times, preventing self pollination dichogamous adj. dichogamic [dī΄kō gam′ik] …   English World dictionary

  • -gamic — |gamik, mēk adjective combining form Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary gam (from New Latin gamia as in Cryptogamia , from Greek gamia gamy) + ic 1. : having ( …   Useful english dictionary

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