agamic

agamic

[uh-gam-ik]
adjective
1.
Biology.
b.
occurring without sexual union; germinating without impregnation; not gamic.
2.
Botany, Mycology, cryptogamic.
Also, agamous [ag-uh-muhs] .


Origin:
1840–50; < Greek ágam(os) unwed (a- a-6 + gámos marriage) + -ic

agamically, adverb
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agamic (əˈɡæmɪk)
 
adj
asexual; occurring or reproducing without fertilization
 
[C19: from Greek agamos unmarried, from a-1 + gamos marriage]
 
a'gamically
 
adv

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agamic a·gam·ic (ā-gām'ĭk) or ag·a·mous (āg'ə-məs)
adj.
Occurring or reproducing without the union of male and female cells; asexual or parthenogenetic.

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