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

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Other Words from androgenesis

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

Examples of androgenesis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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The first known use of androgenesis was in 1895

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“Androgenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/androgenesis. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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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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