allogamous

adjective

al·​log·​a·​mous ə-ˈlä-gə-məs How to pronounce allogamous (audio)
: reproducing by cross-fertilization
allogamy noun

Word History

Etymology

allo- + -gamous, probably after German allogam, allogamisch

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of allogamous was in 1887

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Cite this Entry

“Allogamous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allogamous. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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