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parthenogenesis

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noun par·the·no·gen·e·sis \ˌpär-thə-nō-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of parthenogenesis

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

par·the·no·ge·net·ic play \-jə-ˈne-tik\ also par·the·no·gen·ic play \-ˈje-nik\ adjective
par·the·no·ge·net·i·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of parthenogenesis

New Latin, from Greek parthenos + Latin genesis genesis


First Known Use: 1849


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parthenogenesis

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noun par·the·no·gen·e·sis \ˌpär-thə-nō-ˈjen-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of parthenogenesis

plural par·the·no·gen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\play

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




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