Botany The development of an embryo with no occurrence of fertilization.
Asexual reproduction of a totally formed plant directly from a bud.
The formation of a bud in place of a fertilized ovule or oöspore.
In botany: generally speaking, the absence of intimate reproductive energy, the plant perpetuating itself only by vegetative means, as buds, bulbs, etc. In higher cryptogams, the instant development of the most perfect plant from the prothallus without having the usual input of intimate organs.
Mating, pairing, or relationship randomly, or without mindful or involuntary preference; pangamy.
(botany) improvement an embryo without fertilization; particularly the development in some ferns of a sporophyte through the gametophyte without fertilization
A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor In popular usage the term is often employed to indicate any lawless revolutionary social scheme See Communism Fourierism Saint Simonianism forms of socialism...