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

Definition of deuterogamy



  1. 1 :  digamy

  2. 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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