adjective Biology.
having one parent, as an organism produced by parthenogenesis.

1895–1900; uni- + parental

uniparentally, adverb
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But uniparental shorebirds are unusual even among uniparental birds in that the single parent is the father.
To obtain more fine-grained understanding the authors also looked at uniparental lineages.
Uniparental inheritance of imprinted genes can also result in phenotypical anomalies.
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