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gynogenesis

[ jin-uh-jen-uh-sis, gahy-nuh-, jahy- ]
/ ˌdʒɪn əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌgaɪ nə-, ˌdʒaɪ- /
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noun Biology.
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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Origin of gynogenesis

First recorded in 1920–25; gyno- + -genesis
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