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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: (of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes in reproduction [syn: agamic, agamous, agamogenetic, apomictic, parthenogenetic]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Greek agamos unmarried, from a- + gamos marriage Date: 1850 asexual, parthenogenetic

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. characterized by the absence of sexual reproduction. Etymology: as AGAMOUS + -IC

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Agamic A*gam"ic, a. [Agamous.] (a) (Biol.) Produced without sexual union; as, agamic or unfertilized eggs. (b) Not having visible organs of reproduction, as flowerless plants; agamous.



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