parthenocarpy


par·the·no·car·py

noun \ˈpär-thə-nō-ˌkär-pē\

Definition of PARTHENOCARPY

:  the production of fruits without fertilization <bananas set fruit by parthenocarpy and without pollination>
par·the·no·car·pic \ˌpär-thə-nō-ˈkär-pik\ adjective

Origin of PARTHENOCARPY

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek parthenos virgin + karpos fruit — more at harvest
First Known Use: 1911

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