Meaning of HETEROMEROUS in English


|hed.ərämərəs adjective

Etymology: heter- + Greek meros part + English -ous — more at merit

1. : unrelated in chemical composition — used of homeomorphous substances

2. of a flower : having one or more whorls the number of whose members differs from that of the remaining whorls — opposed to isomerous

3. : having a thallus with one or more layers of algal cells

heteromerous lichens

— opposed to homoeomerous

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