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amphimixis Line breaks: amphi|mixis
Pronunciation: /ˌamfɪˈmɪksɪs/

Definition of amphimixis in English:


[mass noun] Botany
Sexual reproduction involving the fusion of two different gametes to form a zygote. Often contrasted with apomixis.
Example sentences
  • Our findings indicate that in general haplodiploidy and automixis should be more successful than amphimixis or apomixis.
  • A great diversity of reproductive mechanisms occur among nematodes, including amphimixis, automictic hermaphroditisim, and parthenogenesis.
  • Facultative amphimixis is the equivalent of the mechanism described under meiotic parthenogenesis.


Example sentences
  • Also, the species' integrality means not only amphimictic reproduction; it is much more complex process.
  • The Catipes group has amphimictic diploids and tetraploids and derived from them are all of the polyploid agamic complexes in the genus.
  • Comparative investigation on spindle behavior and MPF activity changes during oocyte maturation between genogenetic and amphimictic crucian carp.


Late 19th century: from amphi- + Greek mixis 'mingling'.

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