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  • adjective (Bot.) Characterized by allogamy.

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  • adjective botany Characterized by allogamy.

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  • adjective relating to cross-fertilization in plants


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allo- + -gamous


  • Rye, as an allogamous plant, takes pride in its role as the preserver of a significant degree of genetic variability, even as it sees its cultivation area further diminished every year.

    Chapter 12

  • n. - cross-fertilization. allogamous, adj. adj. - different in kind. allegeneity, n.



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