Stenospermocarpy

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The biological mechanism that produces seedlessness in some fruits, even though those fruits have undergone normal pollination and fertilization. The resulting embryo is aborted, but the fruit continues to grow. The remains of the undeveloped seed can be seen in the fruit. Also see parthenocarpy.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.