agamogenesis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n agamogenesis reproduction without the fusion of gametes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Agamogenesis (Biol) Reproduction without the union of parents of distinct sexes: asexual reproduction.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n agamogenesis Non-sexual reproduction. In zoology, the production of young without the congress of the sexes, one of the phenomena of alternate generation; parthenogenesis: opposed to gamogenesis.
    • n agamogenesis In botany, natural reproduction by buds, offshoots,cell-division, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Agamogenesis a-gam-o-jen′e-sis reproduction without sex, found among lower animals and in plants.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. unmarried ('a priv. + marriage) + reproduction
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. a, priv., gamos, marriage, genesis, reproduction.

Usage

In literature:

For what are the phenomena of Agamogenesis, stated generally?
"Criticisms on "The Origin of Species"" by Thomas H. Huxley
For what are the phenomena of Agamogenesis, stated generally?
"Lectures and Essays" by T.H. Huxley
For what are the phaenomena of Agamogenesis, stated generally?
"Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews" by Thomas Henry Huxley
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