amphimixis /ˌamfɪˈmɪksɪs/

a

I. noun [ mass noun]

1.
[Botany] sexual reproduction involving the fusion of two different gametes to form a zygote.

Often contrasted with apomixis.
II. derivatives

amphimictic
adjective


– origin late 19th cent.: from amphi- + Greek mixis ‘mingling’.

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