adjective see parthenocarpy

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  • parthenocarpic — See parthenocarpy. * * * …   Universalium

  • parthenocarpic —   Developing without fertilization, e.g. full sized but unfertilized seeds of Encephalartos …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • parthenocarpic — par·the·no·car·pic …   English syllables

  • parthenocarpic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • parthenocarpy — parthenocarpic, adj. /pahr theuh noh kahr pee/, n. Bot. the production of fruit without fertilization of an egg in the ovary. [1910 15; PARTHENO + carpy; see CARP, Y3] * * * ▪ botany       development of fruit without fertilization. The fruit… …   Universalium

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