[par-thuh-noh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌpær θə noʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
development of an egg without fertilization.
a type of reproduction, occurring in some insects and flowers, in which the unfertilized ovum develops directly into a new individual
human conception without fertilization by a male; virgin birth
“reproduction without fertilization,” 1849, from Greek parthenos “virgin,” of unknown origin, + genesis (see genesis). Related: Parthenogenetic.
parthenogenesis par·the·no·gen·e·sis (pär’thə-nō-jěn’ĭ-sĭs)
A form of reproduction in which an unfertilized egg develops into a new individual, occurring commonly among insects and certain other arthropods.
par’the·no·ge·net’ic (-jə-nět’ĭk) adj.
Reproduction in which an egg develops into a new individual without being fertilized. Aphids and certain other insects can reproduce by parthenogenesis. Parthenogenesis does not necessarily produce clones of the parent. Among hymenopterans such as honeybees and ants, the haploid males develop from unfertilized eggs laid by the queen, who is diploid. Parthenogenesis is a form of apomixis.
parthenogenetic adjective (pär’thə-nō-jə-nět’ĭk)
[pahr-thuh-non, -nuh n] /ˈpɑr θəˌnɒn, -nən/ noun 1. the temple of Athena Parthenos on the Acropolis at Athens, completed c438 b.c. by Ictinus and Callicrates and decorated by Phidias: regarded as the finest Doric temple. /ˈpɑːθəˌnɒn; -nən/ noun 1. the temple on the Acropolis in Athens built in the 5th century bc and regarded as […]
[pahr-thuh-nuh-pee-uh s] /ˌpɑr θə nəˈpi əs/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. a son of Hippomenes and Atalanta, and one of the Seven against Thebes. /ˌpɑːθənəʊˈpiːəs/ noun 1. (Greek myth) one of the Seven against Thebes, son of Atalanta
/pɑːˈθɛnəpɪ/ noun 1. (Greek myth) a siren, who drowned herself when Odysseus evaded the lure of the sirens’ singing. Her body was said to have been cast ashore at what became Naples
noun a fear of young girls Word Origin Greek parthenos ‘virgin’