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deuterotoky

[ doo-tuh-rot-uh-kee, dyoo- ]
/ ˌdu təˈrɒt ə ki, ˌdyu- /
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noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for deuterotoky

deuterotoky
/ (ˌdjuːtəˈrɒtəkɪ) /

noun
biology parthenogenesis in which both males and females are produced

Word Origin for deuterotoky

from deutero- + -toky from Greek tokos bringing forth
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