parthenogenetic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj parthenogenetic (of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes in reproduction
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Parthenogenetic (Biol) Of, pertaining to, or produced by, parthenogenesis; as, parthenogenetic forms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • parthenogenetic Pertaining to parthenogenesis, or having its characters; exhibiting the phenomena of parthenogenesis.
    • parthenogenetic Born of a virgin.
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Usage

In literature:

Heterogamy: applied to those cases in which two sexual or a sexual and parthenogenetic generation alternate.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
That is why we are a planet of parthenogenetic women.
"Step IV" by Rosel George Brown
These auxospores formed without conjugation are parthenogenetic.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
Why must those loathsome and parthenogenetic green flies devour the tender roses?
"The New Gulliver and Other Stories" by Barry Pain
In the parthenogenetic ova of certain insects, e.g.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
As a rule the parthenogenetic offspring are themselves incapable of further procreating their kind.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
It appears that in parthenogenetic eggs two polar nuclei are formed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
The parthenogenetic eggs, as in other Cladocera, develop directly, but the resting eggs give rise to larvae of the nauplius type.
"The Life of Crustacea" by William Thomas Calman
In a few species, too, young are produced parthenogenetically, that is, are produced from unfertilized eggs.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg
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