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thelytoky

[ thi-lit-uh-kee ]
/ θɪˈlɪt ə ki /
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noun
parthenogenesis in which only females are produced.
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Also thel·y·ot·o·ky [thel-ee-ot-uh-kee]. /ˌθɛl iˈɒt ə ki/.

Origin of thelytoky

1890–95; <Greek thēlytokía, equivalent to thêly(s) female + tók(os) parturition, offspring + -ia-y3
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