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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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(Botany) a type of reproduction, occurring in some ferns, in which the sporophyte develops from the gametophyte without fusion of gametes
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a•pog•a•my(əˈpɒg ə mi)
1. the asexual development of a sporophyte from a cell or cells of the gametophyte other than the egg.
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|Noun||1.||apogamy - (botany) development of an embryo without fertilization; especially the development in some ferns of a sporophyte from the gametophyte without fertilization|
apomixis - any of several kinds of reproduction without fertilization
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