Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That kind of parthenogenesis in which only female offspring are produced.

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  • noun biology A form of parthenogenesis in which females are produced from unfertilized eggs.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek θῆλυς ("female") + τόκος ("birth")

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