American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Sexual reproduction.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In biology, genesis or development from fertilized ova; sexual generation or reproduction; homogenesis: the opposite of agamogenesis.
- n. sexual reproduction
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Biol.) The production of offspring by the union of parents of different sexes; sexual reproduction; -- the opposite of
“Agamogenesis: reproduction without fertilization by a male: see parthenogenesis; gamogenesis.”
“This, in its turn, is as likely as not to disappear shortly through the arising of some difficulty in some entirely new direction, and so on; nor, if function be regarded as of small effect in determining organism, is there anything to ensure either that, even if ground be lost for a season or two in any one direction, it shall be recovered presently on resumption by the organism of the habits that called it into existence, or that it shall appear synchronously in a sufficient number of individuals to ensure its not being soon lost through gamogenesis.”
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