Definitions

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

  • noun The asexual production of seeds without the occurrence of fertilization.

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  • noun botany The asexual production of embryos and seeds

Etymologies

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

[From Greek agamos, unmarried; see agamic + Greek sperma, seed; see sperm.]

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a- +‎ gamospermy

Examples

  • Mangosteen Scam - Maturation of the exocarp and edible aril The juvenile mangosteen fruit, which does not require fertilization to form (see agamospermy), first appears as pale green or almost white in the shade of the canopy.

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  • Maturation of the exocarp and edible aril The juvenile mangosteen fruit, which does not require fertilization to form (see agamospermy), first appears as pale green or almost white in the shade of the canopy.

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