Also ag·a·mous [ag-uh-muh s] /ˈæg ə məs/.
Origin of agamic
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The plant, like the animal, is agamous as long as the flower and the sexual organs have not made their appearance.Animal Parasites and Messmates
P. J. Van Beneden
- asexual; occurring or reproducing without fertilization
Word Origin for agamic
C19: from Greek agamos unmarried, from a- 1 + gamos marriage
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- Occurring or reproducing without the union of male and female cells; asexual or parthenogenetic.
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