- the production of fruit without fertilization of an egg in the ovary.
Origin of parthenocarpy
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- the development of fruit without fertilization or formation of seeds
C20: from Greek parthenos virgin + karpos fruit
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- The production of fruit without fertilization. Many varieties of the common fig produce fruit through parthenocarpy.
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