automixis

noun

au·​to·​mix·​is ˌȯt-ə-ˈmik-səs How to pronounce automixis (audio)
plural automixes -ˌsēz How to pronounce automixis (audio)
: parthenogenesis in which the chromosomes of a haploid gamete divide without nuclear division resulting in formation of a diploid nucleus

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“Automixis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/automixis. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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