hercogamy

noun
her·​cog·​a·​my | \ ˌhərˈkägəmē \
plural -es

Definition of hercogamy

: a state in which self-pollination is made impossible by structural obstacles (as in the flowers of orchids)

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History and Etymology for hercogamy

Greek herkos + English -gamy

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“Hercogamy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hercogamy. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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