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agamospermy

[ag-uh-moh-spur-mee, ey-gam-uh-] /ˈæg ə moʊˌspɜr mi, eɪˈgæm ə-/
noun, Biology
1.
any form of reproduction, as parthenogenesis, apogamy, and apospory, that involves the sex cell but takes place without fertilization or meiosis.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; < Greek ágam(os) (see agamic) + -o- + -sperm + -y3
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agamospermy

/ˈæɡəməʊˌspɜːmɪ/
noun
1.
(botany) formation of seeds in the absence of fertilization; a form of apomixis
Word Origin
C19: agamic + Greek sperma seed
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