apogamy

[ uh-pog-uh-mee ]
/ əˈpɒg ə mi /

noun Botany, Mycology.

the asexual development of a sporophyte from a cell or cells of the gametophyte other than the egg.

QUIZZES

FOR POSTERITY’S SAKE, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Are words your bailiwick? Take the latest quiz on the words from July 6 to July 12 to find out.
Question 1 of 7
bailiwick

Origin of apogamy

First recorded in 1875–80; apo- + -gamy

OTHER WORDS FROM apogamy

ap·o·gam·ic [ap-uh-gam-ik] /ˌæp əˈgæm ɪk/, a·pog·a·mous, adjectiveap·o·gam·i·cal·ly, a·pog·a·mous·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for apogamy

British Dictionary definitions for apogamy

apogamy
/ (əˈpɒɡəmɪ) /

noun

a type of reproduction, occurring in some ferns, in which the sporophyte develops from the gametophyte without fusion of gametes
the development of a diploid cell in the embryo sac of flowering plants into an embryo without being fertilized

Derived forms of apogamy

apogamic (ˌæpəˈɡæmɪk), adjectiveapogamous, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012