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androgenesis

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noun an·dro·gen·e·sis \ˌan-drə-ˈjen-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of androgenesis

plural an·dro·gen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  development in which the embryo contains only paternal chromosomes due to failure of the egg nucleus to participate in fertilization—compare gynogenesis

  2. an·dro·ge·net·ic \-jə-ˈnet-ik\play adjective




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