parthenocarpy

noun
par·the·no·car·py | \ˈpär-thə-nō-ˌkär-pē \

Definition of parthenocarpy 

: the production of fruits without fertilization bananas set fruit by parthenocarpy and without pollination

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parthenocarpic \ˌpär-thə-nō-ˈkär-pik \ adjective

First Known Use of parthenocarpy

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parthenocarpy

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek parthenos virgin + karpos fruit — more at harvest

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