parthenocarpy

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

Definition of parthenocarpy

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1906


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