partheno-, partho-

(Greek: virgin, maiden, young girl)

In a parthenogenetic manner; in the way of or by means of parthenogenesis.
A poem or song in honor of a virgin.
Of or pertaining to a virgin.
parthenic, parthenine
1. Of or belonging to, or of the nature of, a virgin; figuratively, unviolated, "virgin", "maiden".
2. Used in chemistry an alkaloid; a name of several plants; in the herbalists a species of camomile; used as a remedy for fever and neuralgia.
parthenocarpy, parthenocarpic, parthenocarpically
1. The development of fruit without seeds, typically resulting from a lack of fertilization.
2. The development of a fruit without fertilization having taken place in the plant producing it.
1. A form of reproduction in which an unfertilized egg develops into a new individual, occurring commonly among insects and certain other arthropods.
2. Reproduction without concourse of opposite sexes or union of sexual elements.
3. Reproduction from a gamete without fertilization, occurring most commonly in invertebrates and lower plants. Formerly also: asexual reproduction, as by fission or budding.
4. Also see tychoparthenogenesis in this unit.
parthenogenetic, parthenogenous, parthenogeny
1. In biology, pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by parthenogenesis; reproducing by parthenogenesis.
2. Born of a virgin; as a parthenogenetic deity.
An organism of parthenogenetic origin, having only one parent.
Someone who worships a virgin, or virgins; referring especially to the Virgin Mary.
Worship of a virgin or virgins, especially the Virgin Mary.
The part of physiology which deals with virginity.
The chief temple of the goddess Athena built on the acropolis at Athens between 447 and 432 B.C. and considered a supreme example of Doric architecture.
Of or belonging to Naples; applied especially to the shortlived republic established in Naples by French revolutionary forces in 1799.
parthenophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An abnormal fear of young girls or virgins: Rick suffered from parthenophobia and decided not to accept a teaching job in the one room school house for girls because he had had a very bad experience years back with the gal next door to his parent's home.
A spore produced from an unfertilized female gamete.