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 (zī′gə-môr′fĭk, zĭg′ə-) also zy·go·mor·phous (-fəs)
adj. Botany
Having bilateral symmetry, as the flowers of a pea plant.

zy′go·mor′phy n.


(ˌzaɪɡəʊˈmɔːfɪk; ˌzɪɡ-) or


(Botany) (of a flower) capable of being cut in only one plane so that the two halves are mirror images. See also actinomorphic
ˌzygoˈmorphism, ˈzygoˌmorphy n
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Adj.1.zygomorphic - capable of division into symmetrical halves by only one longitudinal plane passing through the axis
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
actinomorphic, actinomorphous - capable of division into symmetrical halves by any longitudinal plane passing through the axis
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zygomorphic versus actinomorphic corolla, is crucial in selecting pollinator types and determining their forage behavior (Sargent, 2004; Gong & Huang, 2009).
Further, zygomorphic or pinkish type flowers with white with inflorescence terminal panicle, up to 18 cm long, fulvous pubescent and small fruits enclosed in red bracts.
Floral anatomy and systematics of Alliaceae with particular reference to Gilliesia, a presumed insect mimic with strongly zygomorphic flowers.
The inflorescences are racemose, slender, elongated and almost globose, 7-15 cm long, sustained by a modified leaf often reduced to a terminal spathe with 70-220 zygomorphic, perfect, hypogenous flowers (Glover & Barrett 1983).
Sesame has zygomorphic flowers with pendulous tubular corolla of 3-4 mm in length and coloring of various shades of purple white.
The most peculiar characters of this taxon are located in the flowers, which are strongly zygomorphic with an urceolate and markedly bilateral calyx; sepals are light yellow (lower altitude populations) or purple (higher altitude populations); there are existing populations that show yellow-purplish sepals as an intermediate character; the adaxial sepals are larger than the abaxial; the abaxial are suborbicular to broadly ovate-cordate, forming a distinctive banner like hood, keeled, 4-6 x 6-8 mm; petals are subincluded or barely exserted, purplish or brownish, especially on the veins.
Leaf simple opposite, decussate, cauline, exstipulate, petiole short, flattened, glabrous, pulvinous to sheathing base Flower bisexual, typically zygomorphic, complete, erect, sessile, hypogynous.
Flies, for instance, won't often visit zygomorphic flowers.
8 m tall, the rosettes zygomorphic in mature plants, 30--90 cm long.
Three of the samples--Paulownia (Bignoniaceae or Paulowniaceae), Hebe (Scrophulariaceae or Plantaginaceae), and Eremophila (Myoporaceae or Scrophulariaceae)--are from the Lamiales, and their floral formulae (Table 1) show some diagnostic features of this order, such as two-lipped zygomorphic flowers with two or four stamens (Judd et al.
They are gamopetalous, zygomorphic, pubescents, tubulars, bilabiates, with four petals, hypogynous, syncarpic gynaeceum with two carpels, upper ovary, white-green style, yellow- greenish stigma.