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gynogenesis

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noun gy·no·gen·e·sis \ˌgī-nə-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of gynogenesis

  1. :  development in which the embryo contains only maternal chromosomes due to activation of an egg by a sperm that degenerates without fusing with the egg nucleus

gynogenetic

play \-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of gynogenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1925


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gynogenesis

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noun gy·no·gen·e·sis \-ˈjen-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of gynogenesis

plural

gynogeneses

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  1. :  development in which the embryo contains only maternal chromosomes due to activation of an egg by a sperm that degenerates without fusing with the egg nucleus—compare androgenesis

gynogenetic

\-jə-ˈnet-ik\play adjective



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