agamogenesis

[ ag-uh-moh-jen-uh-sis, ey-gam-uh- ]
/ ˌæg ə moʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌeɪ gæm ə- /
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noun Biology.

asexual reproduction by buds, offshoots, cell division, etc.

Nearby words

  1. agamemnon,
  2. agamete,
  3. agamic,
  4. agamid,
  5. agammaglobulinemia,
  6. agamogony,
  7. agamont,
  8. agamospermy,
  9. agamous,
  10. agamy

Origin of agamogenesis

1860–65; < Greek ágamo(s) (see agamic) + -genesis

Related formsag·a·mo·ge·net·ic [ag-uh-moh-juh-net-ik, ey-gam-uh-] /ˌæg ə moʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk, ˌeɪ gæm ə-/, adjectiveag·a·mo·ge·net·i·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for agamogenesis

agamogenesis

/ (ˌæɡəməʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /

noun

asexual reproduction, such as fission or parthenogenesis
Derived Formsagamogenetic (ˌæɡəməʊdʒəˈnɛtɪk), adjectiveagamogenetically, adverb

Word Origin for agamogenesis

C19: agamic + genesis

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