agamic

[uh-gam-ik]

adjective

Biology.
  1. asexual.
  2. occurring without sexual union; germinating without impregnation; not gamic.
Botany, Mycology. cryptogamic.

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Nearby words

  1. agama,
  2. agamede,
  3. agamedes,
  4. agamemnon,
  5. agamete,
  6. agamid,
  7. agammaglobulinemia,
  8. agamogenesis,
  9. agamogony,
  10. agamont

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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British Dictionary definitions for agamic

agamic

adjective

asexual; occurring or reproducing without fertilization
Derived Formsagamically, adverb

Word Origin for agamic

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

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Medicine definitions for agamic

agamic

[ā-gămĭk]

adj.

Occurring or reproducing without the union of male and female cells; asexual or parthenogenetic.

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