zygomorphous

zygomorphous
adjective
capable of division into symmetrical halves by only one longitudinal plane passing through the axis
Ant: ↑actinomorphic (for: ↑zygomorphic)
Topics: ↑biology, ↑biological science

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adjective

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zygomorˈphic or zygomorphous /-mörˈfəs/ adjective
1. (Gr morphē form) yoke-shaped
2. Designating flowers symmetrical about one plane only
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Main Entry:zygo-

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  • zygomorphous — adj. (Biology) characterized by bilateral symmetry …   English contemporary dictionary

  • zygomorphous — zy·go·mor·phous …   English syllables

  • Zygomorphic — yg o*mor phic, Zygomorphous yg o*mor phous, a. [Gr. zygo n 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Echium sabulicola — Taxobox name = Echium sabulicola image width = 250px image caption = Sand Viper s Gloss Echium simplex regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida familia = Boraginaceae genus = Echium species = E. sabulicola binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • ζυγόμορφος — η, ο βοτ. αυτός που παρουσιάζει το φαινόμενο τής ζυγομορφίας, τής αμφίπλευρης συμμετρίας ως προς ένα κατακόρυφο επίπεδο. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Πρόκειται για αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. zygomorphous (< ζυγός + μορφος < μορφή)] …   Dictionary of Greek

  • 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 …  

  • 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

  • bilaterally symmetrical — adjective 1. capable of division into symmetrical halves by only one longitudinal plane passing through the axis • Syn: ↑zygomorphic, ↑zygomorphous • Ant: ↑actinomorphic (for: ↑zygomorphic) • Topics: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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