gynogenesis


gy·no·gen·e·sis

noun \ˌgī-nə-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of GYNOGENESIS

:  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
gy·no·ge·net·ic \-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective

Origin of GYNOGENESIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1925

gy·no·gen·e·sis

noun \-ˈjen-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural gy·no·gen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of GYNOGENESIS

: 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
gy·no·ge·net·ic \-jə-ˈnet-ik\ adjective

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