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heterogenesis

[het-er-uh-jen-uh-sis]
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noun Biology.
  1. Also het·er·og·e·ny [het-uh-roj-uh-nee] /ˌhɛt əˈrɒdʒ ə ni/. alternation of generations, especially the alternation of parthenogenetic and sexual generations.
  2. abiogenesis.

Origin of heterogenesis

First recorded in 1850–55; hetero- + -genesis
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Examples from the Web for heterogenesis

Historical Examples

  • Indeed, until it has been cleared up somewhat, it is not very evident what good Experimentation on Heterogenesis can do.

    The Philosophy of Natural Theology

    William Jackson

  • The true status of the evolution hypothesis is really no higher than that of the hypothesis of heterogenesis.

  • Differences between seasonal dimorphism and other cases of heterogenesis, 89.

  • In seasonal dimorphism the differences between the two generations are much less than in other cases of heterogenesis.


British Dictionary definitions for heterogenesis

heterogenesis

noun
  1. another name for alternation of generations, abiogenesis
Derived Formsheterogenetic (ˌhɛtərəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) or heterogenic, adjectiveheterogenetically, adverb
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heterogenesis in Medicine

heterogenesis

([object Object])
n.
  1. The production of offspring unlike the parents.
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