adjective het·er·od·ro·mous \¦hetəˈrädrəməs\

Definition of heterodromous

  1. :  having the genetic spiral of the branches reversed in its direction from that of the main stem heterodromous leaf arrangement heterodromous tendril — compare homodromous


noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of heterodromous

heter- + -dromous

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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