Origin of digenesis
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Digenesis, dī-jen′e-sis, n. reproduction by two methods, a sexual followed by an assexual.
This phenomenon has been known by the name of alternate generation; we have called it digenesis.
There is alternation of form, on account of the double multiplication (digenesis) and migration through several individuals.
- zoology another name for alternation of generations
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- Reproduction in distinctive patterns in alternate generations, typically involving alternating sexual and asexual cycles in succeeding host organisms, as seen in malarial parasites and certain trematode flatworms.
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