agamic

[ uh-gam-ik ]
/ əˈgæm ɪk /

adjective

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

a·gam·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for agamous

  • The plant, like the animal, is agamous as long as the flower and the sexual organs have not made their appearance.

British Dictionary definitions for agamous

agamic

/ (əˈɡæmɪk) /

adjective

asexual; occurring or reproducing without fertilization

Derived Forms

agamically, adverb

Word Origin for agamic

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

agamic

[ ā-gămĭk ]

adj.

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