parthenogeny


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Noun1.Parthenogeny - human conception without fertilization by a manparthenogeny - human conception without fertilization by a man
agamogenesis, asexual reproduction - reproduction without the fusion of gametes
2.parthenogeny - 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