Definition of parthenote in English:

parthenote

noun

Biology
  • 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.’

Origin

1930s: from parthenogenesis and zygote.

Pronunciation

parthenote

/ˈpɑːθənəʊt/