ampherotoky

noun
am·​phe·​rot·​o·​ky | \ ˌamfəˈrätəkē \
variants: or amphitoky \ amˈfidəkē \ or less commonly amphoterotoky \ (ˌ)amˌfätəˈrätəkē \
plural -es

Definition of ampherotoky

: parthenogenesis in which both male and female offspring are produced — compare arrhenotoky , thelytoky

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First Known Use of ampherotoky

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Ampherotoky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ampherotoky. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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