/thi lit"euh kee/, n.
parthenogenesis in which only females are produced.
Also, thelyotoky /thel'ee ot"euh kee/.
[1890-95; < Gk thelytokía, equiv. to thêly(s) female + tók(os) parturition, offspring + -ia -Y3]

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