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[ag-uh-moh-jen-uh-sis, ey-gam-uh-]
noun Biology.
  1. asexual reproduction by buds, offshoots, cell division, etc.
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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


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

Word Origin

C19: agamic + genesis
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