gonochorism

noun gon·o·cho·rism \¦gänə¦kōrˌizəm\

Definition of gonochorism

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  dioecism

  2. 2 :  the development or evolution of sex

gonochorismal

\¦gänəkō¦rizməl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of gonochorism

International Scientific Vocabulary gon- + -chorism (from Greek chōrismos separation, from chōrizein to separate); originally formed as German gonochorismus — more at chorisis


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