Definitions

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

  • n. Parthenogenesis in which the egg is activated by sperm, but without fusion of the egg and sperm nuclei.

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  • n. female parthenogenesis in which the embryo contains only maternal chromosomes due to the failure of the sperm to fuse with the egg nucleus

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  • n. female parthenogenesis in which the embryo contains only maternal chromosomes due to the failure of the sperm to fuse with the egg nucleus

Etymologies

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gyno- + -genesis

Examples

  • Archbishop Cranmer has a nice article about the feminisation of British politics and decries the creation of "‘Department of Energy and Climate Change’, neutering the virility of potency with the gynogenesis of Mother Earth."

    Archive 2008-10-01

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