gynogenesis


gy·no·gen·e·sis

noun \-ˈjen-ə-səs\
plural gy·no·gen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\

Definition of GYNOGENESIS

: 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
gy·no·ge·net·ic \-jə-ˈnet-ik\ adjective

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