thelytoky

thelytoky

[thi-lit-uh-kee]
noun
parthenogenesis in which only females are produced.
Also, thelyotoky [thel-ee-ot-uh-kee] .


Origin:
1890–95; < Greek thēlytokía, equivalent to thêly(s) female + tók(os) parturition, offspring + -ia -y3

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