deuterogamy

noun deu·ter·og·a·my \ ˌd(y)ütəˈrägəmē \

Definition of deuterogamy

plural -es
1 : digamy
2 : secondary pairing of sexual cells or nuclei that replaces direct copulation in many fungi, algae, and higher plants

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Origin and Etymology of deuterogamy

Late Greek deuterogamia, from Greek deuter- 1deuter- + -gamia -gamy


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