heterogamous

adjective

het·​er·​og·​a·​mous ˌhe-tə-ˈrä-gə-məs How to pronounce heterogamous (audio)
: having or marked by fusion of unlike gametes compare anisogamous, isogamous

Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heterogamous was in 1895

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“Heterogamous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heterogamous. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

heterogamous

adjective
het·​er·​og·​a·​mous ˌhet-ə-ˈräg-ə-məs How to pronounce heterogamous (audio)
: having or characterized by fusion of unlike gametes compare anisogamous, isogamous
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