Orchid flower illustrating zygomorphic shape
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Word of the Week: Zygomorphic

Zygomorphic: Bilaterally symmetrical, so that a line drawn through the middle of the structure along only one plane will produce a mirror image on either side.*

Orchid flowers are zygomorphic.

*Harris, J.G., Harris, M.W. (2001). Plant identification terminology: An illustrated glossary (2nd ed.). Spring Lake: Spring Lake Publishing.

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