(Greek: a suffix; pertaining to; of the nature of, like; in chemistry, it denotes a higher valence of the element than is expressed by -ous)
2. A reference to organisms in which all individuals reproduce asexually: Agamic sponges can reproduce by simply fragmenting their bodies and each small portion grows and produces to a new sponge.
In agamic reproduction, the offspring are usually genetically identical to their parents.
Most of unicellular yeast-fungi result from agamic reproduction that takes place by cell fission or the formation of a small cell from a part of a larger one.
2. A person who believes that the existence of God is unknown, but does not deny the possibility that God exists: Sherman, who was an agnostic, was not convinced that there is a God; however, he also was open to considering any evidence that would prove that God is a reality.
3. Someone who thinks it is impossible to know whether there is a God, future life, or anything beyond the material phenomena we are experiencing and who is unwilling to accept supernatural revelation: One dictionary defines an agnostic as being someone who is not, as is often held, someone who doesn’t know whether there is a God, but a person who believes it is impossible to know or to prove anything about the existence of God.
An agnostic is someone who says he knows nothing about God, and when you agree with him, he becomes angry.
An agnostic is someone who has no invisible means of support.
2. Applied to a kind of accent consisting in a lengthening of the time-value of the note; or accenting a musical note by extending it slightly beyond its normal time value. Also called agogic accent.
2. Conveying a socially unpolished or awkward conduct: Mary's husband had agrestic behavior which indicated that he was not very sophisticated nor cosmopolitan, despite having lived 30 years in the city after he retired from his agricultural life.
3. A reference to something that is used by people in the perfume and flavor industries to describe a special aroma: Elizabeth used a variety of scents that were manufactured to have the agrestic smell of the countryside; such as, hay, heather, forest depths, or meadows.