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1. A form of reproduction in which an unfertilized egg develops into a new individual, occurring commonly among insects and certain other arthropods.
2. The artificial activation of an unfertilized usually mammalian egg, resulting in an embryolike cell cluster from which stem cells can be harvested.
[New Latin : Greek parthenos, virgin + genesis.]
par′the·no·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk), par′the·no·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
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1. (Biology) a type of reproduction, occurring in some insects and flowers, in which the unfertilized ovum develops directly into a new individual
2. (Theology) human conception without fertilization by a male; virgin birth
[C19: from Greek parthenos virgin + genesis birth]
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par•the•no•gen•e•sis(ˌpær θə noʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs)
development of an egg without fertilization.
par`the•no•ge•net′ic (-dʒəˈnɛt ɪk) adj.
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Reproduction in which an egg develops without fertilization, as in certain insects such as aphids.
parthenogenetic (pär′thə-nō-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adjective
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Biology. the development of an egg or seed without fertilization. Also called unigenesis. — parthenogenetic, adj.See also: Life
reproduction without fertilization, as certain ova, seeds and spores, insects, algae, etc. Also called unigenesis. — parthenogenetic, parthenogenic, adj.See also: Biology
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The production of young from unfertilized eggs.
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|Noun||1.||parthenogenesis - human conception without fertilization by a man|
|2.||parthenogenesis - process in which an unfertilized egg develops into a new individual; common among insects and some other arthropods|
androgenesis, androgeny - male parthenogenesis in which the embryo contains only paternal chromosomes due to the failure of the egg nucleus to participate in fertilization
apomixis - any of several kinds of reproduction without fertilization
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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parthenogenesis[ˈpɑːθɪnəʊˈdʒenɪsɪs] N → partenogénesis f inv
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n → Parthenogenese f, → Jungfernzeugung f
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n. partenogénesis, reproducción en la cual el óvulo se desarrolla sin ser fecundado por un espermatozoo;
artificial ___ → ___ artificial.
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