Agamogenesis

Definition

noun

An asexual reproduction without the fusion of gametes, or that does not involve a male gamete.


Supplement

Examples of agamogenesis are parthenogenesis and apomixis (or gametophytic apomixis).


Word origin: a- (absence, lacking) + gamo- » (gamete) + genesis Latin, from Greek (birth, origin).

See also: asexual reproduction


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