parthenogenesis

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noun par·the·no·gen·e·sis \ˌpär-thə-nō-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of parthenogenesis

  1. :  reproduction by development of an unfertilized usually female gamete that occurs especially among lower plants and invertebrate animals

parthenogenetic

play \-jə-ˈne-tik\ less commonly

parthenogenic

play \-ˈje-nik\ adjective

parthenogenetically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of parthenogenesis

New Latin, from Greek parthenos + Latin genesis genesis


First Known Use: 1849


Medical Dictionary

parthenogenesis

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noun par·the·no·gen·e·sis \ˌpär-thə-nō-ˈjen-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of parthenogenesis

plural

parthenogeneses

\-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  reproduction by development of an unfertilized usually female gamete that occurs especially among lower plants and invertebrate animals


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