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[doo-tuh-rot-uh-kee, dyoo-]
  1. production of both males and females parthenogenetically.
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Origin of deuterotoky

1890–95; deutero- + Greek -tokia, equivalent to -tok(os) child (akin to tíktein to bear) + -ia -y3
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Examples from the Web for deuterotoky

Historical Examples

  • Arrhenotoky: parthenogenetic reproduction when the progeny are all males: see thelyotoky and deuterotoky.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • Deuterotoky: parthenogenetic reproduction when the progeny are male and female: see arrhenotoky and thelyotoky.

  • Thelyotoky: parthenogenetic reproduction when the progeny are all females see Arrhenotoly and Deuterotoky.

British Dictionary definitions for deuterotoky


  1. biology parthenogenesis in which both males and females are produced
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Word Origin

from deutero- + -toky from Greek tokos bringing forth
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