parthenogenesis


par·the·no·gen·e·sis

noun \ˌpär-thə-nō-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of PARTHENOGENESIS

:  reproduction by development of an unfertilized usually female gamete that occurs especially among lower plants and invertebrate animals
par·the·no·ge·net·ic \-jə-ˈne-tik\ also par·the·no·gen·ic \-ˈje-nik\ adjective
par·the·no·ge·net·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of PARTHENOGENESIS

New Latin, from Greek parthenos + Latin genesis genesis
First Known Use: 1849

par·the·no·gen·e·sis

noun \ˌpär-thə-nō-ˈjen-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural par·the·no·gen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of PARTHENOGENESIS

: reproduction by development of an unfertilized usually female gamete that occurs especially among lower plants and invertebrate animals

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