apogamy

[ uh-pog-uh-mee ]
/ əˈpɒg ə mi /
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noun Botany, Mycology.

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

Nearby words

  1. apodosis,
  2. apodous,
  3. apodyterium,
  4. apoenzyme,
  5. apoferritin,
  6. apogee,
  7. apogeotropism,
  8. apograph,
  9. apographic,
  10. apokatastasis

Origin of apogamy

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

Related formsap·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

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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 Formsapogamic (ˌæpəˈɡæmɪk), adjectiveapogamous, adjective

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