heterogamy

noun
het·​er·​og·​a·​my | \ ˌhe-tə-ˈrä-gə-mē How to pronounce heterogamy (audio) \

Definition of heterogamy

1 : sexual reproduction involving fusion of unlike gametes often differing in size, structure, and physiology
2 : the condition of reproducing by heterogamy

First Known Use of heterogamy

circa 1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Heterogamy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heterogamy. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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heterogamy

noun
het·​er·​og·​a·​my | \ -mē How to pronounce heterogamy (audio) \
plural heterogamies

Medical Definition of heterogamy

1 : sexual reproduction involving fusion of unlike gametes often differing in size, structure, and physiology
2 : the condition of reproducing by heterogamy

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