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noun: Reproduction without fertilization.
From Greek partheno- (without fertilization, maiden) + -genesis (creation). Earliest documented use: 1849.
“If men are obsolete, then women will soon be extinct -- unless we rush down that ominous Brave New World path where women clone themselves by parthenogenesis, as famously do Komodo dragons, hammerhead sharks, and pit vipers.”
Camille Paglia; It’s a Man’s World, and It Always Will Be; Time (New York); Dec 16, 2013.
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