amphitoky\amˈfidəkē\ less commonly
Definition of ampherotoky
: parthenogenesis in which both male and female offspring are produced — compare arrhenotoky thelytoky
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Origin and Etymology of ampherotoky
ampherotoky irregular from Greek amphoteros both + tokos offspring + English -y; amphitoky from amphi- + Greek tokos + English -y; amphoterotoky from Greek amphoteros + tokos + English -y
First Known Use: 1882See Words from the same year
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