Definition of polyembryony in English:

polyembryony

Line breaks: poly|embry¦ony
Pronunciation: /ˌpɒlɪˈɛmbrɪəni
 
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noun

[mass noun] Biology
The formation of more than one embryo from a single fertilized ovum or in a single seed.
More example sentences
  • A characteristic feature of gymnosperms is polyembryony manifested in the formation of more than one embryo in immature seed.
  • Three-banded armadillos developed a unique antipredator strategy by entirely rolling up into a ball, and nine-banded armadillos are the only vertebrates to reproduce by obligate monozygotic polyembryony.
  • The miracidia will then penetrate prosobranch snails, Elimia symmetrica, where they will transform first into mother sporocysts, which will give rise to daughter sporocysts via polyembryony.

Derivatives

polyembryonic

adjective
More example sentences
  • Interestingly, multiple lineages of Hymenopterans have switched from syncytial to holoblastic embryonic cleavage, or to polyembryonic development.
  • Polyembryony was further characterized by determining DNA content and fingerprints of embryos obtained from 157 polyembryonic kernels.
  • At the end of the experiment, seedlings were gently removed from the soil to be sure that polyembryonic individuals were indeed separate and not simply multiple stems of a single individual.

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