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xenogenesis

[zen-uh-jen-uh-sis, zee-nuh-]
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noun Biology.
  1. heterogenesis(def 1).
  2. the supposed generation of offspring completely and permanently different from the parent.
Also xe·nog·e·ny [zuh-noj-uh-nee] /zəˈnɒdʒ ə ni/.

Origin of xenogenesis

First recorded in 1865–70; xeno- + -genesis
Related formsxen·o·ge·net·ic [zen-uh-juh-net-ik, zee-nuh-] /ˌzɛn ə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk, ˌzi nə-/, xen·o·gen·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for xenogenic

xenogenesis

noun
  1. the supposed production of offspring completely unlike either parent
  2. another name for abiogenesis, alternation of generations
Derived Formsxenogenetic (ˌzɛnəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) or xenogenic, adjective
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xenogenic in Medicine

xenogenic

([object Object])
adj.
  1. Originating outside the organism or from a foreign substance introduced into the organism.
  2. Xenogeneic.

xenogenesis

([object Object])
n.
  1. The supposed production of offspring that are markedly different from either parent.
  2. alternation of generations

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