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An organism produced from an unfertilized ovum, which is incapable of developing beyond the early embryonic stages.
- ‘But genetic tests indicated the Koreans very likely had true embryos, not parthenotes.’
- ‘The resulting cells, called parthenotes, are clones of their mother.’
- ‘Unfortunately parthenotes don't side-step all objections to creating human embryos as a source of stem cells.’
- ‘It's not clear that stem cells from human parthenotes would be useful in therapies.’
- ‘Primate parthenotes are, if anything, easier to grow into different tissue types than ES cells, says West.’
1930s: from parthenogenesis and zygote.
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