agamospermy

agamospermy

[ag-uh-moh-spur-mee, ey-gam-uh-]
noun Biology.
any form of reproduction, as parthenogenesis, apogamy, and apospory, that involves the sex cell but takes place without fertilization or meiosis.

Origin:
1940–45; < Greek ágam(os) (see agamic) + -o- + -sperm + -y3

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agamospermy (ˈæɡəməʊˌspɜːmɪ)
 
n
botany formation of seeds in the absence of fertilization; a form of apomixis
 
[C19: agamic + Greek sperma seed]

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