English

Definition of parthenogenesis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

parthenogenesis

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌpɑːθənəʊˈdʒenɪsɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpɑːrθənoʊˈdʒenɪsɪs//
 
[uncountable] (biology)
 
jump to other results
the process of producing new plants or animals from an ovum that has not been fertilized Word Origin mid 19th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek parthenos ‘virgin’ + genesis ‘creation’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: parthenogenesis