Also ag·a·mous [ag-uh-muh s] /ˈæg ə məs/.
Origin of agamic
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Pseudovary: the organ or mass of germ cells of an agamic insect.
These summer forms are known as the stem mothers or agamic females.An Elementary Study of Insects
Finally, they may become infested with cystic tapeworms or the agamic stage of a strongyle (Strongylus edentatus).Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
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Budding: applied to that form of agamic reproduction found in plant lice.
Stem-mother: in plant lice; that form hatching from the winter egg, which starts a series of agamic summer generations.
- asexual; occurring or reproducing without fertilization
C19: from Greek agamos unmarried, from a- 1 + gamos marriage
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- Occurring or reproducing without the union of male and female cells; asexual or parthenogenetic.
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