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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. asexual reproduction

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Reproduction without the union of parents of distinct sexes: asexual reproduction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. reproduction without the fusion of gametes


Greek agamos, unmarried; see agamic + -genesis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
a- ("not") + Ancient Greek γάμος ("marriage") + -genesis (Wiktionary)



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