arrhenotoky

arrhenotoky

[ar-uh-not-uh-kee]
noun
parthenogenesis in which only males are produced.
Also, arrenotoky.


Origin:
< Greek arrhēnotokía, equivalent to arrhēnotók(os) bearing male offspring (arrhēno- male + tók(os) offspring + -os adj. suffix) + -ia -y3

arrhenotokous, adjective
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