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Noun: parthenogenesis  ,paa(r)-thi-now'je-nu-sis
  1. Human conception without fertilization by a man
    - parthenogeny, virgin birth
  2. Process in which an unfertilized egg develops into a new individual; common among insects and some other arthropods
    - parthenogeny

Type of: agamogenesis, apomixis, asexual reproduction

Encyclopedia: Parthenogenesis