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androgenesis

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noun an·dro·gen·e·sis \ˌan-drō-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of androgenesis

  1. :  development of an embryo containing only paternal chromosomes due to failure of the egg to participate in fertilization

androgeneticplay \-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective


Origin of androgenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1900


Medical Dictionary

androgenesis

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noun an·dro·gen·e·sis \ˌan-drə-ˈjen-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of androgenesis

plural androgeneses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  development in which the embryo contains only paternal chromosomes due to failure of the egg nucleus to participate in fertilization—compare gynogenesis

androgenetic \-jə-ˈnet-ik\play adjective



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