amphimictically

amphimixis

[am-fuh-mik-sis]
noun, plural amphimixes [am-fuh-mik-seez] .
1.
Biology. the merging of the nuclei of the sperm and egg cells; sexual reproduction.
2.
Psychoanalysis. the combining of anal and genital eroticism in the development of sexuality.

Origin:
1890–95; amphi- + Greek míxis a mingling, equivalent to mig- (stem of mígnynai to mix) + -sis -sis

amphimictic [am-fuh-mik-tik] , adjective
amphimictically, adverb
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amphimixis (ˌæmfɪˈmɪksɪs)
 
n , pl -mixes
Compare apomixis true sexual reproduction by the fusion of gametes from two organisms
 
[C19: from amphi- + Greek mixis a blending, from mignunai to mingle]
 
amphi'mictic
 
adj

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amphimixis am·phi·mix·is (ām'fə-mĭk'sĭs)
n.
The union of the sperm and egg in sexual reproduction.

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