parthenogeny

Definitions of parthenogeny
1

n process in which an unfertilized egg develops into a new individual; common among insects and some other arthropods

Synonyms:
parthenogenesis
Types:
androgenesis, androgeny
male parthenogenesis in which the embryo contains only paternal chromosomes due to the failure of the egg nucleus to participate in 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
Type of:
apomixis
any of several kinds of reproduction without fertilization

n human conception without fertilization by a man

Synonyms:
parthenogenesis, virgin birth
Type of:
agamogenesis, asexual reproduction
reproduction without the fusion of gametes

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