parthenocarpic

parthenocarpy

[pahr-thuh-noh-kahr-pee]
noun Botany.
the production of fruit without fertilization of an egg in the ovary.

Origin:
1910–15; partheno- + -carpy; see -carp, -y3

parthenocarpic, adjective
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parthenocarpy (pɑːˈθiːnəʊˌkɑːpɪ)
 
n
the development of fruit without fertilization or formation of seeds
 
[C20: from Greek parthenos virgin + karpos fruit]
 
partheno'carpic
 
adj
 
partheno'carpous
 
adj

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parthenocarpy   (pär'thə-nō-kär'pē)  Pronunciation Key 
The production of fruit without fertilization. Many varieties of the common fig produce fruit through parthenocarpy.
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