gynogenesis

noun
gy·​no·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌgī-nə-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce gynogenesis (audio) \

Definition of gynogenesis

: development in which the embryo contains only maternal chromosomes due to activation of an egg by a sperm that degenerates without fusing with the egg nucleus

Other Words from gynogenesis

gynogenetic \ ˌgī-​nə-​jə-​ˈne-​tik How to pronounce gynogenetic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of gynogenesis

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gynogenesis

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“Gynogenesis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gynogenesis. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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gynogenesis

noun
gy·​no·​gen·​e·​sis | \ -ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce gynogenesis (audio) \
plural gynogeneses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce gynogeneses (audio) \

Medical Definition of gynogenesis

: development in which the embryo contains only maternal chromosomes due to activation of an egg by a sperm that degenerates without fusing with the egg nucleus — compare androgenesis

Other Words from gynogenesis

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

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