Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, exhibiting or characterized by parthenogenesis.
- adj. biology Of, pertaining to, or produced by, parthenogenesis; as, parthenogenetic forms.
“Interestingly, several of these species (Darevskia dahli and D. armenica) are parthenogenic, meaning that there are no males, and females reproduce entirely on their own.”
“His previous lover, the 'suicide,' was a Beta, a species that is human sized but bald, red, and parthenogenic.”
“Bradbury Weather" is the monologue of the central character, and to her, the absence of men is a day-to-day reality, as is parthenogenic human reproduction and a thousand other things which no doubt seem damn peculiar to the reader.”
“Mitera was the first known parthenogenic planet; that is, all species on the planet were exclusively female.”
“And, as long as I'm titling at windmills and speaking of excessively thick books, if Laurell K. Hamilton is the idiot stepdaughter of Anne Rice, then Stephenie Meyer is, at best, Hamilton's parthenogenic hysterical pregnancy (and I think we've taken this metaphor as far as it can possibly go).”
“Few organisms are exclusively parthenogenic and they are thought to be dead ends.”
“Women breed via frozen-sperm deliveries from Earth, and also by a complicated parthenogenic process.”
“Two other whiptails (C. neomexicanus and C. tesselatus) occur as all-female parthenogenic clones in select disturbed habitats.”
“If parthenogenic reproduction two sperm would present a lethal mutation as one X chromosome is necessary were to become available for human use, it would be something developed at the insistance of straight couples who prefer to have a biological child over adoption.”
“Basically, this means that ethical concerns about "destroying an embryo" for raw stem cell materials are obviated, since a parthenogenic ovum is not viable -- and furthermore, the elimination of an unfertilized egg every 28 days or so is noncontroversial, so presumbaly "rescuing" eggs before they're flushed will be similarily morally unambiguous.”
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