Definition of agamospermy in English:

agamospermy

Syllabification: ag·a·mo·sper·my
Pronunciation: /āˈgaməˌspərmē, ˈagəmō-
 
/

noun

Botany
  • Asexual reproduction in which seeds are produced from unfertilized ovules.
    More example sentences
    • Asexual seed production, agamospermy, occurs in >40 flowering plant families but is most prevalent in the grasses, Asteraceae, and Rosaceae.
    • Seeds are not produced without fertilization (absence of agamospermy).
    • None of these species set seed through agamospermy or autonomous self-pollination; therefore they depend entirely on pollinating agents for their reproduction.

Derivatives

agamospermous

Pronunciation: /āˌgaməˈspərməs, ˌagəmō-/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Plants of A. laevigata at Scott's Grove are not agamospermous; seeds are sexually produced.
  • Even though six species show a certain degree of self-compatibility, four of them present a form of late-acting self-incompatibility, and the individual of B. pubipetala is agamospermous.
  • Arabis laevigata is capable of both self- and cross-fertilization and is not agamospermous.

Origin

1930s: from Greek agamos 'unmarried' + sperma 'seed'.

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