of the fruiting bodies of parasitic fungi : occurring on both surfaces of the leaves of an infected plant
of the oogonium of fungi of the family Pythiaceae : growing through an encircling antheridium
: given to or marked by sexual attraction to members either of the same or of the opposite sex
amphigenously adverb

Word History


amphi- + -genous

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of amphigenous was in 1832

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“Amphigenous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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