parthenogenesis


par·the·no·gen·e·sis

noun \ˌpär-thə-nō-ˈjen-ə-səs\
plural par·the·no·gen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\

Definition of PARTHENOGENESIS

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

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