auto gamic

autogamy

[aw-tog-uh-mee]
noun
1.
Botany. pollination of the ovules of a flower by its own pollen; self-fertilization (opposed to allogamy ).
2.
Biology. conjugation in an individual organism by division of its nucleus into two parts that in turn reunite to form a zygote.

Origin:
1875–80; auto-1 + -gamy

autogamous, autogamic [aw-toh-gam-ik] , adjective
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autogamy (ɔːˈtɒɡəmɪ)
 
n
1.  self-fertilization in flowering plants
2.  a type of sexual reproduction, occurring in some protozoans, in which the uniting gametes are derived from the same cell
 
au'togamous
 
adj
 
autogamic
 
adj

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autogamy au·tog·a·my (ô-tŏg'ə-mē)
n.
Self-fertilization in which fission of the cell nucleus occurs without complete cellular division forming two pronuclei so that reunite to form the synkaryon.


au·tog'a·mous adj.
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autogamy   (ô-tŏg'ə-mē)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. See self-fertilization.

  2. The union of nuclei within and arising from a single cell, as in certain protozoans and fungi.


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