dichogamy


di·chog·a·my

noun \dī-ˈkä-gə-mē\
plural di·chog·a·mies

Definition of DICHOGAMY

:  the production of male and female reproductive elements at different times by a hermaphroditic organism in order to ensure cross-fertilization
di·chog·a·mous \-gə-məs\ adjective

Origin of DICHOGAMY

German Dichogamie, from dich- + -gamie -gamy
First Known Use: 1862

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