Parthenocarpy meaning

pär'thə-nō-kär'pē
The production of fruit without fertilization.
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The development of a ripe fruit without fertilization of the ovules, as in the banana and pineapple.
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The production of fruit without fertilization. Many varieties of the common fig produce fruit through parthenocarpy.
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(botany) Production of (seedless) fruit without fertilization of ovules.
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Origin of parthenocarpy

  • Greek parthenos virgin Greek karpos fruit –carp –y
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition