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Related to apomixis: agamospermy
The development of an embryo without the occurrence of fertilization, especially in plants.
[apo- + Greek mixis, a mingling (from meignunai, mig-, to mingle; see meik- in Indo-European roots).]
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n, pl -mixes (-ˈmɪksiːz)
(Biology) (esp in plants) any of several types of asexual reproduction, such as parthenogenesis and apogamy, in which fertilization does not take place. Compare amphimixis
[C20: New Latin, from Greek apo- + mixis a mixing]
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ap•o•mix•is(ˌæp əˈmɪk sɪs)
n., pl. -mix•es (-ˈmɪk siz)
any of several types of asexual reproduction, as apogamy or parthenogenesis.
ap`o•mic′tic (-ˈmɪk tɪk) adj.
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any of several processes of asexual reproduction. Cf. parthenogenesis.See also: Biology
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|Noun||1.||apomixis - any of several kinds of reproduction without fertilization|
apogamy - (botany) development of an embryo without fertilization; especially the development in some ferns of a sporophyte from the gametophyte without fertilization
parthenocarpy - (botany) the development of a fruit without fertilization or seeds
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