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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

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


Origin 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 gy·no·gen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\play play

  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

  2. gy·no·ge·net·ic \-jə-ˈnet-ik\play adjective




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