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a·pog·a·my

 (ə-pŏg′ə-mē)
n. Botany
The development of an embryo without the occurrence of fertilization.

ap′o·gam′ic (ăp′ə-găm′ĭk), a·pog′a·mous adj.
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Adj.1.apogamous - of or relating to the development of an embryo in the absence of fertilization
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
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Given the high incidence of apogamous processes in the family Pteridaceae (Huang et al.
diphyllum megagametophytes (Mahlberg and Baldwin, 1975), the exclusive use of megaspores prevented the establishment of cultures containing a mixture of sexual and apogamous sporophytes (Wunder et al.