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The development of an embryo that contains chromosomes from only the male parent.
an·dro·ge·net·ic (ăn′drō-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
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a type of reproduction in insects and plants involving the development of an embryo that contains only paternal chromosomes
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Biology. the condition of an embryo that contains only paternal chromosomes; male parthenogenesis. — androgenetic, adj.See also: Male
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|Noun||1.||androgenesis - male parthenogenesis in which the embryo contains only paternal chromosomes due to the failure of the egg nucleus to participate in fertilization|
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