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agamic

[uh-gam-ik]
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adjective
  1. Biology.
    1. asexual.
    2. occurring without sexual union; germinating without impregnation; not gamic.
  2. Botany, Mycology. cryptogamic.
Also ag·a·mous [ag-uh-muh s] /ˈæg ə məs/.

Origin of agamic

1840–50; < Greek ágam(os) unwed (a- a-6 + gámos marriage) + -ic
Related formsa·gam·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for agamous

Historical Examples

  • The plant, like the animal, is agamous as long as the flower and the sexual organs have not made their appearance.

    Animal Parasites and Messmates

    P. J. Van Beneden


British Dictionary definitions for agamous

agamic

adjective
  1. asexual; occurring or reproducing without fertilization
Derived Formsagamically, adverb

Word Origin

C19: from Greek agamos unmarried, from a- 1 + gamos marriage
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agamous in Medicine

agamic

(ā-gămĭk)
adj.
  1. Occurring or reproducing without the union of male and female cells; asexual or parthenogenetic.
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