ampherotoky

noun am·phe·rot·o·ky \ˌamfəˈrätəkē\
variants: or

amphitoky

\amˈfidəkē\ less commonly

amphoterotoky

\(ˌ)amˌfätəˈrätəkē\

Definition of ampherotoky

plural

-es

  1. :  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: 1882


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