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 (ā-găm′ə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs, ăg′ə-mō-)
Asexual reproduction, as by budding, cell division, or parthenogenesis.

[Greek agamos, unmarried; see agamic + -genesis.]
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(Biology) asexual reproduction, such as fission or parthenogenesis
[C19: agamic + genesis]
agamogenetic adj
ˌagamogeˈnetically adv
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(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.
ag`a•mo•ge•net′i•cal•ly, adv.
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asexual reproduction. — agamogenetic, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agamogenesis - reproduction without the fusion of gametesagamogenesis - 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
monogenesis, sporulation - asexual reproduction by the production and release of spores
parthenogenesis, parthenogeny, virgin birth - human conception without fertilization by a man
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
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