zygomorphism

zygomorphism

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  • zygomorphism — noun bilateral symmetry in flowers See Also: zygomorphic …   Wiktionary

  • zygomorphism — zy·go·mor·phism …   English syllables

  • zygomorphism — zy•go•mor•phism [[t]ˌzaɪ gəˈmɔr fɪz əm, ˌzɪg ə [/t]] also zy•go•mor•phy [[t]ˈzaɪ gəˌmɔr fi, ˈzɪg ə [/t]] n. bio ter bilateral symmetry • Etymology: 1870–75 zy go•mor′phic, zy go•mor′phous, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • zygomorphism — noun see zygomorphic * * * zygomorˈphism or zyˈgomorphy noun • • • Main Entry: ↑zygo …   Useful english dictionary

  • zygomorphic — zygomorphism, zygomorphy, n. /zuy geuh mawr fik, zig euh /, adj. Biol. having bilateral symmetry; divisible lengthwise into similar or symmetrical halves. Also, zygomorphous. [1870 75; ZYGO + MORPHIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • zy|go|mor|phy — «ZY guh MAWR fee, ZIHG uh », noun. = zygomorphism. (Cf. ↑zygomorphism) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Orchidaceae — Orchid redirects here. For other uses, see Orchid (disambiguation). Orchidaceae Temporal range: 80 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • zygo- — aff. a combining form meaning “yoke,”“zygote”: zygomorphism. Also, esp. before a vowel, zyg • Etymology: comb. form of Gk zygón yoke …   From formal English to slang

  • zygomorphic — /zaɪgoʊˈmɔfɪk/ (say zuygoh mawfik), /zɪgoʊ / (say zigoh ) adjective (of flowers, etc.) divisible into similar or symmetrical halves by one plane only. Compare actinomorphic. Also, zygomorphous. –zygomorphism, zygomorphy, noun …   Australian-English dictionary

  • zygomorphic — [zī΄gə môr′fik, zig΄əmôr′fik] adj. [ ZYGO + MORPHIC] Biol. bilaterally symmetrical; that can be divided in two identical halves by a single plane passing through the axis: said of organisms, organs, or parts: also zygomorphous zygomorphism n.… …   English World dictionary

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