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English definition of “parthenogenesis”

parthenogenesis

noun [U] uk   /ˌpɑː.θə.nəʊˈdʒen.ə.sɪs/ us    /ˌpɑːr.θə.noʊˈdʒen-/ specialized
a type of reproduction (= production of young plants or animals) in which living things develop from eggs that have not been fertilized (= united with the male sexual cells)
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