absence of or failed development of a body part.
sterility; impotence; barrenness.
Also a·ge·ne·sia [ey-juh-nee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -see-uh] /ˌeɪ dʒəˈni ʒə, -ʒi ə, -si ə/.
Origin of agenesis
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Could not agenesis have resulted from the concurrence of this tendency with mechanical causes?
(of an animal or plant) imperfect development
impotence or sterility
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Absence or incomplete development of an organ or body part.
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