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Medical Term:

parthenogenesis

Pronunciation: par'the-no-jen'e-sis

Definition: A form of nonsexual reproduction, or agamogenesis, in which the female reproduces its kind without fecundation by the male.

Synonym(s): apogamia, apogamy, apomixia, virgin generation

[G. parthenos, virgin, + genesis, product]

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