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arrhenotoky

or arrenotoky

[ar-uh-not-uh-kee] /ˌær əˈnɒt ə ki/
noun
1.
parthenogenesis in which only males are produced.
Origin of arrhenotoky
< Greek arrhēnotokía, equivalent to arrhēnotók(os) bearing male offspring (arrhēno- male + tók(os) offspring + -os adj. suffix) + -ia -y3
Related forms
arrhenotokous, adjective
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