hybridogenesis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hybrid +‎ -o- +‎ -genesis

Noun[edit]

hybridogenesis (uncountable)

  1. (biology) A form of reproduction resembling parthenogenesis, but hemiclonal rather than completely asexual: half the genome is passed intact to the next generation, while the other half is discarded. It occurs in some animals that are hybrids between species.