noun. process in which an unfertilized egg develops into a new individual; common among insects and some other arthropods.
noun. human conception without fertilization by a man.
- asexual reproduction
- virgin birth
Example sentences of the word parthenogenesis
1. Noun, singular or mass
In the case of the honey bee, the use of parthenogenesis has evolutionary benefits, as they elect to use parthenogenesis when the local population requires more workers, or more queens.