[ jin-uh-jen-uh-sis, gahy-nuh-, jahy- ]
/ ˌdʒɪn əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌgaɪ nə-, ˌdʒaɪ- /
a type of reproduction by parthenogenesis that requires stimulation by a sperm to activate the egg into development but occurs without fusion of sperm and egg nuclei.
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Medical definitions for gynogenesis
[ gī′nə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs, jĭn′ə- ]
The development of an embryo that contains only maternal chromosomes because the egg has been activated by sperm without fusion of the egg and sperm nuclei.
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