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apomixis

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noun apo·mix·is \ˌa-pə-ˈmik-səs\

Definition of apomixis

plural

apomixes

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  1. :  reproduction (as apogamy or parthenogenesis) involving specialized generative tissues but not dependent on fertilization



Origin and Etymology of apomixis

New Latin, from apo- + Greek mixis act of mixing, from mignynai


First Known Use: 1913


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