amictic

adjective
amic·​tic | \əˈmiktik, (ˈ)ā¦-\

Definition of amictic 

1 : incapable of being fertilized : parthenogenetic : producing eggs that develop without fertilization used of female rotifers

2 : produced by an amictic female : capable of developing without fertilization

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of amictic

1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for amictic

Greek amiktos unmixed (from a- a- entry 2 + miktos mixed) + English -ic

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about amictic

Statistics for amictic

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for amictic

The first known use of amictic was in 1925

See more words from the same year

Comments on amictic

What made you want to look up amictic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

amusing and light sparring with words

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!