Meaning of gynogenesis


Pronunciation: ( jin"u-jen'u-sis, gī"nu-, jī"-), [key]
— n. Biol.
  1. 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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