from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sexual reproduction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The genetic origin of an individual derived from material from both parents (by sexual reproduction)
- n. descent from a common ancestor
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A theory of generation in which each germ is supposed to contain the germs of all subsequent generations; -- the opposite of
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Reproduction in which a male and a female take part, one furnishing spermatozoa and the other an ovum, so that the substance of the embryo is actually derived from both parents.
They are eaten by the natives, but the acidity is unpleasant, owing to its being mixed with a bitter; the flowers are two inches long: tubo 4 angulato, basi-coccinescenti, laminis viridibus interstibus carneis, coccineo lineatis praesenti transverse, antheris syngenesis.
Growth, therefore, was, on this hypothesis, a process partly of simple evolution, and partly of what has been termed "syngenesis."