Het`er*og"a*my (?), n. [See Heterogamous.]

1. Bot.

The process of fertilization in plants by an indirect or circuitous method; -- opposed to orthogamy.

2. Biol.

That form of alternate generation in which two kinds of sexual generation, or a sexual and a parthenogenetic generation, alternate; -- in distinction from metagenesis, where sexual and asexual generations alternate.

Claus & Sedgwick.


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