the development of a plant without the union of gametes; development of a sporophyte from a gametophyte without fertilization
Origin of apogamyapo- + -gamy
The development of an embryo without the occurrence of fertilization.
- ap′o·gam′ic , a·pog′a·mous
- (botany) Asexual reproduction of a fully formed plant directly from a bud.
apo- + -gamy