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

parthenocarpic

play \ˌpär-thə-nō-ˈkär-pik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of parthenocarpy

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


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