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Asexual reproduction, as by budding, cell division, or parthenogenesis.
[Greek agamos, unmarried; see agamic + -genesis.]
(Biology) asexual reproduction, such as fission or parthenogenesis
[C19: agamic + genesis]
ag•a•mo•gen•e•sis(ˌæg ə moʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌeɪ gæm ə-)
asexual reproduction by buds, offshoots, cell division, etc.
ag`a•mo•ge•net′ic (-dʒəˈnɛt ɪk) adj.
asexual reproduction. — agamogenetic, adj.See also: Biology
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|Noun||1.||agamogenesis - reproduction without the fusion of gametes|
apomixis - any of several kinds of reproduction without fertilization
blastogenesis - asexual reproduction by budding
budding - reproduction of some unicellular organisms (such as yeasts) by growth and specialization followed by the separation by constriction of a part of the parent
fission - reproduction of some unicellular organisms by division of the cell into two more or less equal parts
fissiparity - reproduction of some multicellular organisms by division, as in the case of some starfish
gemmation, pullulation - asexual reproduction in which a local growth on the surface or in the body of the parent becomes a separate individual
reproduction - the process of generating offspring