agenesis

[ ey-jen-uh-sis ]
/ eɪˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /

noun Pathology.

absence of or failed development of a body part.
sterility; impotence; barrenness.

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Also a·ge·ne·sia [ey-juh-nee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -see-uh] /ˌeɪ dʒəˈni ʒə, -ʒi ə, -si ə/.

Origin of agenesis

From New Latin, dating back to 1850–55; see origin at a-6, genesis

OTHER WORDS FROM agenesis

a·ge·net·ic [ey-juh-net-ik] /ˌeɪ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for agenesia

agenesis
/ (eɪˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /

noun

(of an animal or plant) imperfect development
impotence or sterility

Derived forms of agenesis

agenetic (ˌeɪdʒəˈnɛtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for agenesia

agenesis
[ ā-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n.

Absence or incomplete development of an organ or body part.
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