deuterogamy

noun
deu·​ter·​og·​a·​my | \ ˌd(y)ütəˈrägəmē\
plural -es

Definition of deuterogamy

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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History and Etymology for deuterogamy

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

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