heteromerous


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heteromerous

[¦hed·ə¦räm·ə·rəs]
(botany)
Of a flower, having one or more whorls made up of a different number of members than the remaining whorls.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Sums can be heteromerous (for example, carbon) or homeomerous (for example, fundamental matter).