Parthenocarpy



[pahr-thuh-noh-kahr-pee] /ˈpɑr θə noʊˌkɑr pi/

noun, Botany.
1.
the production of fruit without fertilization of an egg in the ovary.
/pɑːˈθiːnəʊˌkɑːpɪ/
noun
1.
the development of fruit without fertilization or formation of seeds
parthenocarpy
(pär’thə-nō-kär’pē)
The production of fruit without fertilization. Many varieties of the common fig produce fruit through parthenocarpy.

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