heterogynous

adjective

het·​er·​og·​y·​nous
¦hetə¦räjənəs
variants or heterogynal
-nᵊl
: having females of more than one kind
bees and ants are heterogynous

Word History

Etymology

heterogynous from heter- + -gynous; heterogynal from heterogynous + -al

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“Heterogynous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heterogynous. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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