n. [Gr. pais, child; gennaein, to produce]
1. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Parthenogenetic reproduction by insect larvae structurally unable to copulate.
2. Progenesis; see neoteny.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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