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ˌæg ə moʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌeɪ gæm ə-ag·amo·ge·n·e·sis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. asexual reproduction, agamogenesisnoun

    reproduction without the fusion of gametes


  1. agamogenesisnoun

    asexual reproduction

  2. Etymology: a- ("not") + γάμος + -genesis


  1. agamogenesis

    Asexual reproduction is a type of reproduction that does not involve the fusion of gametes or change in the number of chromosomes. The offspring that arise by asexual reproduction from either unicellular or multicellular organisms inherit the full set of genes of their single parent and thus the newly created individual is genetically and physically similar to the parent or an exact clone of the parent. Asexual reproduction is the primary form of reproduction for single-celled organisms such as archaea and bacteria. Many eukaryotic organisms including plants, animals, and fungi can also reproduce asexually. In vertebrates, the most common form of asexual reproduction is parthenogenesis, which is typically used as an alternative to sexual reproduction in times when reproductive opportunities are limited. Komodo dragons and some monitor lizards can also reproduce asexually.While all prokaryotes reproduce without the formation and fusion of gametes, mechanisms for lateral gene transfer such as conjugation, transformation and transduction can be likened to sexual reproduction in the sense of genetic recombination in meiosis.


  1. agamogenesis

    Agamogenesis is a form of reproduction that does not involve the fusion of gametes, such as fertilization. This can include asexual reproduction or parthenogenesis, where offspring are produced from unfertilized eggs. It is considered a non-sexual form of reproduction found in certain animal and plant species.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Agamogenesisnoun

    reproduction without the union of parents of distinct sexes: asexual reproduction

  2. Etymology: [Gr. unmarried ('a priv. + marriage) + reproduction.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Agamogenesis

    a-gam-o-jen′e-sis, n. reproduction without sex, found among lower animals and in plants. [Gr. a, priv., gamos, marriage, genesis, reproduction.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Agamogenesis

    name given to reproduction without sex, by fission, budding, &c.


  1. Agamogenesis

    reproduction without fertilization by a male: see parthenogenesis; gamogenesis.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of agamogenesis in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of agamogenesis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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