amictic

adjective amic·tic \əˈmiktik, (ˈ)ā¦-\

Definition of amictic

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of amictic

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


First Known Use: 1925


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