zygomorphous


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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.
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Adj.1.zygomorphous - capable of division into symmetrical halves by only one longitudinal plane passing through the axis
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
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Inflorescences are terminal panicules that bear hermaphrodite and zygomorphous flowers.
Its flowers are small, clustered into axillary inflorescences, hermaphrodite, pentamer, strongly zygomorphous and bilabiate.