agamogenesis


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a·sex·u·al re·pro·duc·tion

reproduction other than by union of male and female sex cells.
Synonym(s): agamogenesis, agamogony

agamogenesis

(ā-găm′ə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs, ăg′ə-mō-)
n.
Asexual reproduction, as by budding, cell division, or parthenogenesis.

agamogenesis

[əgam′ōjen′əsis]
Etymology: Gk, a + gamos, not marriage, genein, to produce
asexual reproduction, as by budding, binary fission of cells, or parthenogenesis. agamocytogenic, agamogenetic, agamogenic, agamogonic, adj.

agamogenesis

reproduction which does not involve the fusion of male and female gametes, the female gamete developing asexually without fertilization.