gonochorist

noun
gon·​o·​cho·​rist | \ ¦gänə¦kōrə̇st \
plural -s

Definition of gonochorist

: a dioecious individual or race especially : one in which sex is determined by developmental rather than hereditary mechanisms

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Other Words from gonochorist

gonochoristic \ ¦gänəkō¦ristik \ adjective

History and Etymology for gonochorist

International Scientific Vocabulary gon- + -chorist (from Greek chōristos separable, from chōrizein to separate) originally formed in German

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“Gonochorist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gonochorist. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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