[ ey-jen-uh-sis ]
/ eɪˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /
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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/.
OTHER WORDS FROM agenesisa·ge·net·ic [ey-juh-net-ik], /ˌeɪ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective
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Could not agenesis have resulted from the concurrence of this tendency with mechanical causes?
British Dictionary definitions for agenesis
/ (eɪˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /
(of an animal or plant) imperfect development
impotence or sterility
Derived forms of agenesisagenetic (ˌeɪdʒəˈnɛtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for agenesis
[ ā-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs ]
Absence or incomplete development of an organ or body part.
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