heterogonous definition

  • adjective:
    • Characterized by the alternation of intimate and parthenogenic years.
    • Characterized by heterogony.
    • described as heterogony.
  • others:
    • In botany, having dissimilar reproductive body organs: a term suggested by Asa Gray, in 1877, to incorporate such blossoms as tend to be dimorphic or trimorphic regarding the relative duration of stamens and pistils.

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