panoistic

adjective

pan·​o·​is·​tic
¦panə¦wistik
: producing ova without nutritive cells
used of the ovaries of insects
compare polytrophic

Word History

Etymology

pan- + o- (from Greek ōion egg) + -istic

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“Panoistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/panoistic. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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