Definition of panoistic in English:

panoistic

adjective

Entomology
  • Designating or relating to an ovary or ovariole which produces ova only, without nurse cells. Contrasted with meroistic.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Huxley (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist. From German panoistisch from pan- + o- + -istisch.

Pronunciation

panoistic

/ˌpanəʊˈɪstɪk/