thelytokous

adjective
the·​lyt·​o·​kous | \ thə̇ˈlitəkəs \
variants: or less commonly thelyotokous \ ¦thelē¦ätəkəs \

Definition of thelytokous

: producing only females thelytokous parthenogenesis

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History and Etymology for thelytokous

Greek thēlytokos bearing females

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“Thelytokous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thelytokous. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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