gonochorism

noun

gon·​o·​cho·​rism
¦gänə¦kōrˌizəm
plural -s
1
2
: the development or evolution of sex
gonochorismal
¦gänəkō¦rizməl
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Gonochorism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gonochorism. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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