gonochorism definition

  • noun:
    • The situation in which the people of a species tend to be of just one of two distinct sexes, and keep that sexuality throughout their lives
    • Separation for the sexes in numerous individuals; -- against hermaphroditism.
    • In ontogony, differentiation of male and female people from embryos obtaining the same rudimentary sexual organs.
    • In phylogeny, the advancement of distinct sexes in types previously hermaphrodite or sexless.
    • The bisexual or diƓcious condition.

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