apogamic

apogamy

[uh-pog-uh-mee]
noun Botany, Mycology.
the asexual development of a sporophyte from a cell or cells of the gametophyte other than the egg.

Origin:
1875–80; apo- + -gamy

apogamic [ap-uh-gam-ik] , apogamous, adjective
apogamically, apogamously, adverb
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apogamy (əˈpɒɡəmɪ)
 
n
1.  a type of reproduction, occurring in some ferns, in which the sporophyte develops from the gametophyte without fusion of gametes
2.  the development of a diploid cell in the embryo sac of flowering plants into an embryo without being fertilized
 
apogamic
 
adj
 
a'pogamous
 
adj

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