metaxenia

noun
meta·​xenia | \ "+ \

Definition of metaxenia

: the effect of a pollen parent on the developing maternal tissues of a seed or fruit outside the embryo and endosperm due to hormones produced by the embryo and endosperm after double fertilization — compare carpoxenia, xenia

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History and Etymology for metaxenia

New Latin, from meta- + xenia

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“Metaxenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metaxenia. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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