apomixis

noun
apo·​mix·​is | \ ˌa-pə-ˈmik-səs How to pronounce apomixis (audio) \
plural apomixes\ ˌa-​pə-​ˈmik-​ˌsēz How to pronounce apomixis (audio) \

Definition of apomixis

: reproduction (such as apogamy or parthenogenesis) involving specialized generative tissues but not dependent on fertilization

First Known Use of apomixis

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for apomixis

New Latin, from apo- + Greek mixis act of mixing, from mignynai

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“Apomixis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apomixis. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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