[ pahr-thuh-noh-kahr-pee ]
/ ˈpɑr θə noʊˌkɑr pi /
the production of fruit without fertilization of an egg in the ovary.
Related formspar·the·no·car·pic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for parthenocarpy
/ (pɑːˈθiːnəʊˌkɑːpɪ) /
the development of fruit without fertilization or formation of seeds
Derived Formsparthenocarpic or parthenocarpous, adjective
Word Origin for parthenocarpy
C20: from Greek parthenos virgin + karpos fruit
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Science definitions for parthenocarpy
[ pär′thə-nō-kär′pē ]
The production of fruit without fertilization. Many varieties of the common fig produce fruit through parthenocarpy.
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