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apogamy

[uh-pog-uh-mee] /əˈpɒg ə mi/
noun, Botany, Mycology
1.
the asexual development of a sporophyte from a cell or cells of the gametophyte other than the egg.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; apo- + -gamy
Related forms
apogamic
[ap-uh-gam-ik] /ˌæp əˈgæm ɪk/ (Show IPA),
apogamous, adjective
apogamically, apogamously, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for apogamy

apogamy

/əˈpɒɡəmɪ/
noun
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
Derived Forms
apogamic (ˌæpəˈɡæmɪk) adjective
apogamous, adjective
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