Definition of parthenogenesis noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

parthenogenesis

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌpɑrθənoʊˈdʒɛnəsəs//
 
[uncountable](biology)
 
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the process of producing new plants or animals from an ovum that has not been fertilized
parthenogenetic
 
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NAmE//ˌpɑrθənoʊdʒəˈnɛt̮ɪk//
 
adjective parthenogenetic species
parthenogenetically
 
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NAmE//ˌpɑrθənoʊdʒəˈnɛt̮ɪkli//
 
adjective These organisms reproduce parthenogenetically.
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