Asexual reproduction of plants; esp., the formation of seed from the tissues of the maternal parent.
Webster's New World
The development of an embryo without the occurrence of fertilization, especially in plants.
American Heritage Medicine
(botany) Plant reproduction without fertilization.
(botany) Plant reproduction without fertilization, meiosis, or the production of gametes.
(zoology) Animal reproduction in which the egg cell did not undergo meiosis or fertilization.
Other Word Forms of Apomixis
Origin of Apomixis
apo– Greek mixis a mingling (from meignunai mig- to mingle meik- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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