reproduction

reproduction (re-pro-duk´shun)

1. The recall and presentation in the mind of the elements of a former impression. 2. The total process by which organisms produce offspring.generation (1), procreation; [L. re-, again, + pro-duco, pp. -ductus, to lead forth, produce]
asexual r. r. other than by union of male and female sex cells.agamogenesis, agamogony;
cytogenic r. r. by means of unicellular germ cells; includes both sexual r. and asexual r. by means of spores.
sexual r. r. by union of male and female gametes to form a zygote.gamogenesis, syngenesis;
somatic r. asexual r. by fission or budding of somatic cells.
vegetative r. See asexual r.

 

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