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

agamic, agamous, parthenogenetic, castrated, neuter, epicene, unisex

Examples from the Web for agamous

Historical Examples of agamous

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for agamous


  1. asexual; occurring or reproducing without fertilization
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Derived Formsagamically, adverb

Word Origin for agamic

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


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