Pseudovum
Pseudovum Pseu*do"vum, n.; pl. {Pseudova}. [NL. See {Pseudo-}, and {Ovum}.] (Zo["o]l.) An egglike germ produced by the agamic females of some insects and other animals, and by the larv[ae] of certain insects. It is capable of development without fertilization. See Illust. of {P[ae]dogenesis}. [1913 Webster]

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  • pseudovum — n.; pl. ova [Gr. pseudos, false; L. ovum, egg] An unfertilized egg that can undergo development …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pseudovum — pseud·ovum …   English syllables

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  • pseudovum — (ˈ)süd+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from pseud + ovum : an egg capable of developing without fertilization : a parthenogenetic egg …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pseudova — Pseudovum Pseu*do vum, n.; pl. {Pseudova}. [NL. See {Pseudo }, and {Ovum}.] (Zo[ o]l.) An egglike germ produced by the agamic females of some insects and other animals, and by the larv[ae] of certain insects. It is capable of development without… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pseudovarium — n. [Gr. pseudos, false; L. ovarium, ovary] An ovary producing pseudova; see pseudovum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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