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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Asexual reproduction, as by budding, cell division, or parthenogenesis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Non-sexual reproduction.
  • noun In botany, natural reproduction by buds, offshoots,cell-division, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Biol.) Reproduction without the union of parents of distinct sexes: asexual reproduction.

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  • noun asexual reproduction

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun reproduction without the fusion of gametes

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek agamos, unmarried; see agamic + –genesis.]

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a- ("not") + Ancient Greek γάμος ("marriage") + -genesis

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