amictic

adjective

amic·​tic
əˈmiktik,
(ˈ)ā¦-
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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of amictic was in 1925

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“Amictic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amictic. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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