androgenesis


an·dro·gen·e·sis

noun \ˌan-drō-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of ANDROGENESIS

:  development of an embryo containing only paternal chromosomes due to failure of the egg to participate in fertilization
an·dro·ge·net·ic \-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective

Origin of ANDROGENESIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1900

an·dro·gen·e·sis

noun \ˌan-drə-ˈjen-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural an·dro·gen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of ANDROGENESIS

: development in which the embryo contains only paternal chromosomes due to failure of the egg nucleus to participate in fertilization—compare gynogenesis
an·dro·ge·net·ic \-jə-ˈnet-ik\ adjective

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