variants or amphitoky
or less commonly amphoterotoky
plural -es
: parthenogenesis in which both male and female offspring are produced compare arrhenotoky , thelytoky

Word History


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, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ampherotoky was in 1882

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“Ampherotoky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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