noun. (botany) the development of a fruit without fertilization or seeds.
Example sentences of the word parthenocarpy
1. Noun, singular or mass
It is also possible to induce parthenocarpy by stimulating the over-expression of certain genes involved in regulating fertilization without the use of exogenous hormones.
Methods used to induce parthenocarpy include artificial pollination with altered or dead pollen or by injecting fruit with synthetic chemicals.