dichogamy

noun di·chog·a·my \ dī-ˈkä-gə-mē \

Definition of dichogamy

plural dichogamies
:the production of male and female reproductive elements at different times by a hermaphroditic organism in order to ensure cross-fertilization

dichogamous

play \-gə-məs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of dichogamy

German Dichogamie, from dich- + -gamie -gamy


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