parthenogenesis etymology

English word parthenogenesis comes from English -genesis (Origin. Production.), English balanephagous ((rare) Acorn-eating.), English parthen-

Detailed word origin of parthenogenesis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-genesis English (eng) Origin. Production.
balanephagous English (eng) (rare) Acorn-eating.
parthen- English (eng) (botany, and, biology) absence of fertilisation, asexual reproduction. Virgin.
parthenogenesis English (eng) (biology) Referring to various aspects of asexual reproduction:. (biology, countable, rare) An instance or example of parthenogenesis.. (biology, uncountable) Reproduction by the development of a single gamete (viz. an ovum or ovule) without fertilisation by a gamete of the opposite sex; compare metagenesis, heterogamy.. (biology, uncountable, formerly) Asexual reproduction in toto; [...]

Words with the same origin as parthenogenesis

Descendants of -genesis
aerogenesis amyloidogenesis androgenesis baryogenesis cacogenesis carcinomagenesis cementogenesis digenetic dysgenesis embryogenesis enteropathogenesis hadrogenesis hematogenesis hepatogenesis mitogenesis monogenesis nephrogenesis neurogenesis noegenesis organogenesis orthogenesis osteogenesis retinogenesis virogenesis
Descendants of balanephagous
Descendants of parthen-
parthenolatry parthenophobia