n. [Gr. monos, one; embryon, fetus]
The production of only one embryo from a fertilized ovum or egg.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Monoembryony — is when one and only one seedling emerges from a seed. A seed giving two or more seedlings is polyembryonic. Some of the nuclear cells surrounding the embryo sac start and dividing protrude into the embryo sac and develop into embryos. Categories …   Wikipedia

  • monoembryony — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ at mono + variant of monoembryony * * * monoembryony see monembryony …   Useful english dictionary

  • monoembryony — mono·embryony …   English syllables

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