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gynogenesis

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noun gy·no·gen·e·sis \-ˈjen-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of gynogenesis

plural gynogeneses \-ˌsēz\play play

  1. :  development in which the embryo contains only maternal chromosomes due to activation of an egg by a sperm that degenerates without fusing with the egg nucleus—compare androgenesis

gynogenetic \-jə-ˈnet-ik\play adjective



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