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

gynogenetic

play \ˌgī-nə-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of gynogenesis

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gynogenesis

noun gy·no·gen·e·sis \ -ˈjen-ə-səs \

medical Definition of gynogenesis

plural gynogeneses play \-ˌsēz\
: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

gynogenetic

play \-jə-ˈnet-ik\ adjective

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