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gynogenesis

Definition:

female parthenogenesis in which the embryo contains only maternal chromosomes due to the failure of the sperm to fuse with the egg nucleus

Class:

process noun (natural processes)

Plural:

gynogeneses

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

New Latin
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Parthenogenesis

a form of asexual reproduction in which growth and development of embryos occur without fertilization. In animals, parthenogenesis means development of an embryo from an unfertilized egg cell and is a component process of apomixis. Gynogenesis and ... (37 of 8230 words, pronunciation, 4 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

gynogenesis [zoology]

a form of fertilisation of an egg by a sperm and its subsequent development but where the sperm does not provide any genetic factors in the ... (26 of 259 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gynogenesis

Merriam-Webster:

gynogenesis | gynogenetic [adjective, related]

development in which the embryo contains only maternal chromosomes due to activation of an egg by a sperm that degenerates without fusing with the egg ... (25 of 42 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gynogenesis

Random House Dictionary:

gynogenesis [biology]

a type of reproduction by parthenogenesis that requires stimulation by a sperm to activate the egg into development but occurs without fusion of sperm ... (24 of 36 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/gynogenesis

American Heritage Dictionary:

gynogenesis | gynogenetic [adjective, related]

Parthenogenesis in which the egg is activated by sperm, but without fusion of the egg and sperm nuclei. (18 of 26 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gynogenesis

Wiktionary:

gynogenesis

female parthenogenesis in which the embryo contains only maternal chromosomes due to the failure of the sperm to fuse with the egg nucleus (23 of 24 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gynogenesis

Britannica Encyclopedia:

parthenogenesis

biological reproduction that involves development of a female gamete without fertilization. It occurs commonly among lower plants and invertebrate ... (19 of 57 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/444810​/parthenogenesis

Columbia Encyclopedia:

parthenogenesis

in biology, a form of reproduction in which the ovum develops into a new individual without fertilization. Natural parthenogenesis has been observed ... (22 of 224 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0837738​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

parthenogenesis [biology] | parthenogenetic [derived] | parthenogenetically [derived]

reproduction from an ovum without fertilization, especially as a normal process in some invertebrates and lower plants (17 of 62 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/parthenogenesis

parthenogenesis | parthenogenetic [derived] | parthenogenetically [derived]

Syllabification: (par·the·no·gen·e·sis) | [biology] | reproduction from an ovum without fertilization, especially as a normal process in some ... (16 of 57 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/parthenogenesis

Macmillan British Dictionary:

parthenogenesis [uncountable, science]

the process by which some plants and insects develop from a female cell without needing to be fertilized by a male cell (22 of 47 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/parthenogenesis

New World Dictionary:

parthenogenesis | parthenogenetic [adjective, related] | parthenogenetically [adverb, related]

reproduction by the development of an unfertilized ovum, seed, or spore, as in certain insects or algae: it may be induced artificially by chemical or ... (25 of 47 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/parthenogenesis

Cambridge Dictionary:

parthenogenesis [specialized]

a type of reproduction in which the young develop from eggs which have not been fertilized (united with the male sexual cells) (22 of 30 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/parthenogenesis

Encarta Dictionary:

gynogenesis

the development of an embryo without fusion of the egg and sperm nuclei, so that the embryo has only maternal chromosomes (21 of 35 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861675999​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

gynogenesis

First use: 1925

Origin: New Latin

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gynogenesis

Wiktionary:

gynogenesis

Origin: gyno- + -genesis

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gynogenesis

gyno-

Origin: Ancient Greek γυνή (gunē, "woman").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gyno-

-genesis

Origin: Latin, from Ancient Greek γένεσις (genesis). The simplex genesis as a common noun (as opposed to Genesis, the name of the biblical book) from the late 16th century. As an English suffix from the mid 17th century... (37 of 58 etymology words)

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Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

gynogenesis

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "gynogenesis"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "gynogenesis"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "gynogenesis" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/gynogenesis

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

gynogenesis

Audio: North American pronunciation of "gynogenesis"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=gynoge​01 word=gynogenesis

YourDictionary Audio:

gynogenesis

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "gynogenesis" by speech synthesizer

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