Medical Dictionary

automixis

noun au·to·mix·is \ˌt-ə-ˈmik-səs\
plural au·to·mix·es \-ˌsēz\

Definition of AUTOMIXIS

:  parthenogenesis in which the chromosomes of a haploid gamete divide without nuclear division resulting in formation of a diploid nucleus
April 01, 2015
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a period of physiological dormancy
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