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Zygomorphic   [ Botany ]
Synonym: Zygomorphous,  Irregular

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Of a flower with the perianth segments such as sepals and petals differing in shape, size, position and/or number so this type of flower can be bisected in one plane only; into equal halves bilaterally symmetrical.


Derived from Greek zygo = yoke.

(Compare with:  Actinomorphyc)



The zigomorphic flower of Schlumbergera truncata





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