gynogenesis

noun
gy·​no·​gen·​e·​sis | \ˌgī-nə-ˈje-nə-səs \

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 \ adjective

First Known Use of gynogenesis

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gynogenesis

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gynogenesis

noun
gy·​no·​gen·​e·​sis | \-ˈjen-ə-səs \
plural gynogeneses\-​ˌsēz \

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 \ adjective

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