American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Characterized by the alternation of sexual and parthenogenic generations.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, having dissimilar reproductive organs: a term proposed by Asa Gray, in 1877, to include such flowers as are dimorphic or trimorphic in regard to the relative length of stamens and pistils. These flowers were first called
diœcio-dimorphicby Torrey and Gray, in their “Flora of North America.” Darwin, who was the first to interpret correctly the meaning, first termed this kind of blossom simply dimorphic (Jour. Linn. Soc. Lond. 1862, p. 77), but later, in 1877, in his “Forms of Flowers,” he adopted Hildebrand's epithet heterostyled for it. These terms are, however, objectionable, since the differences affect the andrœcium, and even the pollen, as well as the style. Sometimes also heterogoneous, heterogone.
- adj. botany Characterized by heterogony.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Characterized by heterogony.
- hetero- + -gon(y) + -ous. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This requires new photonic technology, primarily optical switches, capable of tying heterogonous network elements together.”
“Nigeria is a colossus of unrealised potentials; a somnolent giant in need of awakening; a floundering ship groping for direction; an heterogonous and discordant country in want of a unifying theme; an artificial sovereignty in need of a redefined purpose of nationhood; a dispossessed and downtrodden populace thirsting for better times, hungering for a good life and longing for social justice.”
“The data gathered by AWR is also used by ADDM to produce intelligent recommendation reports. spViewer Enterprise allows you to work simultaneously in heterogonous environment, which includes both STATSPACK repositories of different versions from different databases and AWR databases.”
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