agamospermy

noun
aga·​mo·​sper·​my | \ (ˌ)ā-ˈga-mə-ˌspər-mē How to pronounce agamospermy (audio) , ˈa-gə-mō-ˌspər- \

Definition of agamospermy

: 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

First Known Use of agamospermy

1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agamospermy

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

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“Agamospermy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agamospermy. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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