heterogamy definition

  • noun:
    • Alternation of intimate and parthenogenic years, like in some aphids.
    • hawaii or condition in which conjugating gametes tend to be dissimilar in framework and dimensions as well as in function.
    • The state of conjugating gametes which are various in dimensions, structure and purpose
    • wedding or similar union between people of different sexes, or personal strata, such as for instance events,.
    • The process of fertilization in flowers by an indirect or circuitous strategy; -- against orthogamy.
    • That as a type of alternate generation for which two kinds of sexual generation, or a sexual and a parthenogenetic generation, alternative; -- in distinction from metagenesis, where sexual and asexual years alternate.
    • The state or top-notch becoming heterogamous; mediate or indirect fertilization of flowers. See extract under Chermes.
    • In biology, heterogenesis, or alternation of generations, considered as an alternation between intimate and asexual reproduction or between parthenogenesis and bisexual reproduction.
    • relationship or mating or pairing between unlike people, as contrasted with homogamy, or the mating of as with like.

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