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

  • n. Development of more than one embryo from a single egg or ovule.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The production of two or more embryos in one seed, due either to the existence and fertilization of more than one embryonic sac or to the origination of embryos outside of the embryonic sac.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The production of two or more embryos in one seed, due either to the existence and fertilization of more than one embryonic sac or to the origination of embryos outside of the embryonic sac.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, the production or existence of two or more embryos in one seed—a phenomenon occurring, sometimes regularly and sometimes abnormally, in the development of the ovules of flowering plants.

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