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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [par-thuh-noh-jen-uh-sis]
    • /ˌpær θə noʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
    • /ˌpɑː.θə.nəʊˈdʒen.ə.sɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [par-thuh-noh-jen-uh-sis]
    • /ˌpær θə noʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/

Definitions of parthenogenesis word

  • noun parthenogenesis development of an egg without fertilization. 1
  • noun parthenogenesis a type of reproduction, occurring in some insects and flowers, in which the unfertilized ovum develops directly into a new individual 0
  • noun parthenogenesis human conception without fertilization by a male; virgin birth 0
  • noun parthenogenesis reproduction by the development of an unfertilized ovum, seed, or spore, as in certain insects or algae: it may be induced artificially by chemical or mechanical means 0

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Origin of parthenogenesis

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50; partheno- + genesis

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parthenogenesis popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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