Pseudovum

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pseudovum (Zoöl) An egglike germ produced by the agamic females of some insects and other animals, and by the larvæ of certain insects. It is capable of development without fertilization. See Illust. of Pædogenesis.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pseudovum A pseudovarian ovum; the egg produced in a pseudovary; a false egg, or the germ of an individual, as an aphid, produced agamogenetically and part henogenetically. The unimpregnated eggs laid by a virgin aphis are pseudova. The delicate investing membrane or cell-wall is ruptured immediately by the active embryos.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Pseudo-, and Ovum