androgenesis

noun
an·​dro·​gen·​e·​sis | \ˌan-drō-ˈje-nə-səs \

Definition of androgenesis 

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

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Other Words from androgenesis

androgenetic \ -​jə-​ˈne-​tik \ adjective

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The possibility of androgenesis is just one of many mysteries about Squalius alburnoides. Steph Yin, New York Times, "Somehow, This Fish Fathered a Near Clone of Itself," 26 May 2017

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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 \
plural androgeneses\ -​ˌsēz \

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 \ adjective

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