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Parthenogenesis

noun
1.
Human conception without fertilization by a man.  Synonyms: parthenogeny, virgin birth.
2.
Process in which an unfertilized egg develops into a new individual; common among insects and some other arthropods.  Synonym: parthenogeny.






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"Parthenogenesis" Quotes from Famous Books



... This might happen (1) by the fecundated ova passing, in the course of their development, under particular circumstances, into higher forms; (2) by the primitive and later organisms producing other organisms without fecundation, out of germs or eggs (Parthenogenesis)." ...
— Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews • Thomas Henry Huxley



Words linked to "Parthenogenesis" :   parthenogenetic, parthenogeny, androgeny, gynogenesis, androgenesis, virgin birth, asexual reproduction, apomixis, agamogenesis



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