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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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