deuterogamy

noun

deu·​ter·​og·​a·​my
ˌd(y)ütəˈrägəmē
plural -es
1
: digamy
2
: secondary pairing of sexual cells or nuclei that replaces direct copulation in many fungi, algae, and higher plants

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Deuterogamy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deuterogamy. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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