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Parthenogenesis in which the egg is activated by sperm, but without fusion of the egg and sperm nuclei.
gy′no·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
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(Zoology) zoology a form of fertilization of an egg by a sperm and its subsequent development where the sperm does not provide any genetic factors in the developmental process
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gy•no•gen•e•sis(ˌgaɪ nəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌdʒɪn ə-)
a type of reproduction by parthenogenesis that requires stimulation by a sperm to activate the egg into development but occurs without fusion of sperm and egg nuclei.
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|Noun||1.||gynogenesis - female parthenogenesis in which the embryo contains only maternal chromosomes due to the failure of the sperm to fuse with the egg nucleus|
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