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or ar·re·not·o·ky

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  1. parthenogenesis in which only males are produced.
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Origin of arrhenotoky

< Greek arrhēnotokía, equivalent to arrhēnotók(os) bearing male offspring (arrhēno- male + tók(os) offspring + -os adj. suffix) + -ia -y3
Related formsar·rhe·not·o·kous, adjective
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  • Arrhenotoky: parthenogenetic reproduction when the progeny are all males: see thelyotoky and deuterotoky.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

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