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dichogamy

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noun, di·chog·a·my \dī-ˈkä-gə-mē\

Definition of dichogamy

plural dichogamies

  1. :  the production of male and female reproductive elements at different times by a hermaphroditic organism in order to ensure cross-fertilization

dichogamous play \-gə-məs\ adjective


Origin of dichogamy

German Dichogamie, from dich- + -gamie -gamy


First Known Use: 1862


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