gonochorist

noun gon·o·cho·rist \¦gänə¦kōrə̇st\

Definition of gonochorist

plural

-s

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

gonochoristic

\¦gänəkō¦ristik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of gonochorist

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


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