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zygomorphic definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: capable of division into symmetrical halves by only one longitudinal plane passing through the axis [syn: zygomorphic, bilaterally symmetrical, zygomorphous] [ant: actinomorphic, actinomorphous]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1875 of a flower having floral parts unequal in size or form so that the flower is capable of division into essentially symmetrical halves by only one longitudinal plane passing through the axis zygomorphy noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (also zygomorphous) (of a flower) divisible into similar halves only by one plane of symmetry.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Zygomorphic Zyg`o*mor"phic, Zygomorphous Zyg`o*mor"phous, a. [Gr. ? a yoke + ? form.] (Biol.) Symmetrical bilaterally; -- said of organisms, or parts of organisms, capable of division into two symmetrical halves only in a single plane.



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