- A unisexual reproduction without the fusion of a male and a female gamete (fertilization). In parthenogenesis, an individual is formed from an unfertilized ovum that did not complete meiosis. Parthenogenesis occurs in nature and can be artificially induced.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- The development of an individual from an egg without fertilization.
Definition from: Office of Rare Diseases
at the National Institutes of Health
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.