parthenogenesis

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

Definition of parthenogenesis

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

parthenogenetic

play \ˌpär-thə-nō-jə-ˈne-tik\ or less commonly parthenogenic play \ˌpär-thə-nō-ˈje-nik\ adjective

parthenogenetically

play \ˌpär-thə-nō-jə-ˈne-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of parthenogenesis

New Latin, from Greek parthenos + Latin genesis genesis


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parthenogenesis

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

medical Definition of parthenogenesis

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

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