Definition of parthenogenetic in English:

parthenogenetic

adjective

Biology
  • See parthenogenesis

    • ‘Some make their hosts parthenogenetic, rendering the need for sexual reproduction irrelevant.’
    • ‘The first hypothesis assumes that triploidy is associated with the origin of parthenogenesis and that both diploid and tetraploid parthenogenetic forms are derived.’
    • ‘It reportedly reproduces exclusively by parthenogenetic female gametes and fragmentation.’
    • ‘In parthenogenetic populations, traits historically involved in sexual reproduction are no longer under selection and potentially subject to such reduction.’
    • ‘Sexual reproduction in cyclically parthenogenetic rotifers results in the production of diapausing, fertilized eggs, which can survive for decades in sediment egg banks.’

Pronunciation

parthenogenetic

/ˌpɑːθɪnə(ʊ)dʒəˈnɛtɪk/