The parthenogenetic production of male offspring.
Sterility of the female; incapable of having babies.
Non-sexual, or not producing sexual cells, as certain regions of the bodies of worms
, atokes (pl) (nouns)
In invertebrate zoology, the anterior part of a marine polychaete worm from which the sexual part develops during breeding season: "Marine atokes are annelids (worms with cylindrical bodies segmented both internally and externally) possessing both genders and having paired appendages (parapodia) with bristles."
, more atokous, most atokous
Descriptive of someone or something that can not produce offspring: "Atokous creatures may become nonproductive because of some form of sterility; such as, dogs, cats, bulls, etc."
"There are those who become atokous by having their reproductive organs removed, either by choice or because they have genetically transmissible disabilities, etc."
"Other atokous examples include making some plants incapable of bearing fruit or germinating; or the rendering of land that makes it unfruitful because of chemicals, excessive salt, etc."
1. Lingering or slow parturition (childbirth).
2. Slow delivery of a fetus.
3. Prolonged labor and slow delivery of a fetus or baby.
The parthenogenetic production of both male and female offspring.
Birth of a second child.
Fetal causes: Large size of the fetus usually causes this condition. Other factors are malpositions of the fetus (transverse, face, brow, breech, or compound presentation), abnormalities of the fetus (hydrocephalus, tumors of the neck or abdomen, hydrops), and multiple pregnancy (interlocked twins).
Dystocia generally can be detected by vaginal examination, ultrasound, and external pelvimetry before the patient goes into labor.
1. Producing two young at a birth.
2. Producing young of two kinds; as, some worms.
Difficult labor, abnormally difficult childbirth.
It may be produced by either the size of the passenger (the fetus) or the small size of the pelvic outlet.
A former term for abortion,
epitoky, epitocy; epitokies, epitocies; epitokied, epitocied; epitokying, epitocying (verbs)
The production of sexual organs by what appears to be an asexual creature: "The production of such epitokies exist in the tail end of polychaetes or segmented worms including earthworms and aquatic blood-sucking leeches."
Natural or easy childbirth; normal labor.
An older term for the abnormally slow progress in labor during birth because of ineffective uterine contractions. See dystocia for more details.
A plant that produces fruit only once in a life time.
The plant may be an annual, biennial, or perennial.
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