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

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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

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“Amictic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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