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zy·go·mor·phic

 (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.

zygomorphic

(ˌzaɪɡəʊˈmɔːfɪk; ˌzɪɡ-) or

zygomorphous

adj
(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
Translations
zygomorphe
References in periodicals archive ?
Zygomorphy (or when a flower can only be divided down the middle to make two equal mirror images) is thought to restrict the types of pollinators that can take nectar and pollen from the flower.
Floral zygomorphy, the recurring evolution of a successful trait.
For example, a trend to zygomorphy induces one side of the flower to become retarded in its development relative to the opposite side (e.