Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to parthenogenesis, or having its characters; exhibiting the phenomena of parthenogenesis.
- Born of a virgin.
- adj. biology Of, pertaining to, or produced by, parthenogenesis; as, parthenogenetic forms.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Biol.) Of, pertaining to, or produced by, parthenogenesis.
- adj. (of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes in reproduction
“International Stem Cell Corporation has developed, for the first time under controlled conditions, human "parthenogenetic" stem cell lines (hpSC) that promise to minimize the rejection of transplanted cells by a patient's immune system.”
“Lifeline Skin Care's exclusive patent pending skin rejuvenation serums contain extracts from ISCO's proprietary "parthenogenetic" stem cells created from unfertilized eggs.”
“ISCO, the first company to perfect a method of creating human "parthenogenetic" stem cells from unfertilized eggs, recently created layered human tissue from its parthenogenetic stem cells and transplanted this tissue into animals in pre-clinical trials to establish a potential new treatment for human retinal diseases, such as macular degeneration or retinitis pigmentosa.”
“parthenogenetic" stem cells, and are actively working to create products that may have significant use as research tools for drug testing or for treating corneal injury and disease.”
“The Guepe were parthenogenetic; they didnâ€ ™ t need to find a mate, they only needed to find hosts for their eggs.”
“Rick - Didn't we discuss here a while ago the possibility of Orcs being parthenogenetic?”
“In the text books they call it parthenogenetic unisexual pseudocopulation, or uniparens (one parent).”
“A hundred parthenogenetic female lizards can produce far more offspring than fifty males and fifty females.”
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