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agamospermy

[ag-uh-moh-spur-mee, ey-gam-uh-]
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noun Biology.
  1. any form of reproduction, as parthenogenesis, apogamy, and apospory, that involves the sex cell but takes place without fertilization or meiosis.

Origin of agamospermy

1940–45; < Greek ágam(os) (see agamic) + -o- + -sperm + -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for agamospermy

agamospermy

noun
  1. botany formation of seeds in the absence of fertilization; a form of apomixis

Word Origin

C19: agamic + Greek sperma seed
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