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agamic

[uh-gam-ik] /əˈgæm ɪk/
adjective
1.
Biology.
  1. asexual.
  2. occurring without sexual union; germinating without impregnation; not gamic.
2.
Botany, Mycology, cryptogamic.
Also, agamous
[ag-uh-muh s] /ˈæg ə məs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Greek ágam(os) unwed (a- a-6 + gámos marriage) + -ic
Related forms
agamically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for agamous

agamic

/əˈɡæmɪk/
adjective
1.
asexual; occurring or reproducing without fertilization
Derived Forms
agamically, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Greek agamos unmarried, from a-1 + gamos marriage
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agamous in Medicine

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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