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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-gam-ik]
    • /əˈgæm ɪk/
    • /ə.ˈɡæ.mɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-gam-ik]
    • /əˈgæm ɪk/

Definitions of agamic word

  • adjective agamic asexual; occurring or reproducing without fertilization 3
  • adjective agamic asexual; having no sexual union 3
  • adjective agamic able to develop without fertilization by the male; parthenogenetic 3
  • adjective agamic Biology. asexual. occurring without sexual union; germinating without impregnation; not gamic. 1
  • adjective agamic Botany, Mycology. cryptogamic. 1
  • noun agamic Asexual; reproducing asexually. 1

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Origin of agamic

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
1840-50; < Greek ágam(os) unwed (a- a-6 + gámos marriage) + -ic

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Parts of speech for Agamic


agamic popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for agamic

adj agamic

  • abiogenesis — the hypothetical process by which living organisms first arose on earth from nonliving matter
  • agamogenesis — asexual reproduction, such as fission or parthenogenesis
  • agamous — agamic
  • parthenogenetic — development of an egg without fertilization.

adjective agamic

  • abiogenetic — (biology) Of or pertaining to abiogenesis, originated by abiogenesis.

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