Definition of parthenote in English:


Line breaks: par|then|ote
Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːθənəʊt


  • An organism produced from an unfertilized ovum, which is incapable of developing beyond the early embryonic stages.
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    • The resulting cells, called parthenotes, are clones of their mother.
    • But genetic tests indicated the Koreans very likely had true embryos, not parthenotes.
    • It's not clear that stem cells from human parthenotes would be useful in therapies.


1930s: from parthenogenesis and zygote.

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