Definition of merogony in English:

merogony

noun

Biology
  • 1Embryonic development occurring in a fragment of an ovum (originally specifically in an enucleated ovum containing a male pronucleus).

  • 2Asexual reproduction of protists by multiple fission (schizogony), specifically that resulting in the production of merozoites; an instance of this.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science. From French mérogonie from méro- + -gonie.

Pronunciation

merogony

/mɪˈrɒɡəni/