agamospermy

noun

aga·​mo·​sper·​my (ˌ)ā-ˈga-mə-ˌspər-mē How to pronounce agamospermy (audio)
ˈa-gə-mō-ˌspər-
: apogamy
specifically : apogamy in which sexual union is not completed and the embryo is produced from the innermost layer of the integument of the female gametophyte

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from German Agamospermie, from agam "asexual" (borrowed from French agame) + -o- -o- + -spermie -spermy — more at agamic

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agamospermy was in 1944

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Cite this Entry

“Agamospermy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agamospermy. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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