androgenesis

noun
an·​dro·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌan-drō-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce androgenesis (audio) \

Definition of androgenesis

: development of an embryo containing only paternal chromosomes due to failure of the egg to participate in fertilization

Other Words from androgenesis

androgenetic \ -​jə-​ˈne-​tik How to pronounce androgenetic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of androgenesis

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for androgenesis

New Latin

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androgenesis

noun
an·​dro·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌan-drə-ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce androgenesis (audio) \
plural androgeneses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce androgeneses (audio) \

Medical Definition of androgenesis

: development in which the embryo contains only paternal chromosomes due to failure of the egg nucleus to participate in fertilization — compare gynogenesis

Other Words from androgenesis

androgenetic \ -​jə-​ˈnet-​ik How to pronounce androgenetic (audio) \ adjective

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