zygomorphic

adjective

zy·​go·​mor·​phic ˌzī-gə-ˈmȯr-fik How to pronounce zygomorphic (audio)
of a flower
: having floral parts unequal in size or form so that the flower is capable of division into essentially symmetrical halves by only one longitudinal plane passing through the axis
zygomorphy noun

Examples of zygomorphic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tapping into the zygomorphic shapes of orchids, there were also cutouts, balloon sleeves, plunging necklines and curved seam work in various pieces. Allyson Portee, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of zygomorphic was in 1875

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“Zygomorphic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zygomorphic. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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