agenesis

[ey-jen-uh-sis]

noun Pathology.

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

Nearby words

  1. agency for international development,
  2. agency shop,
  3. agenda,
  4. agender,
  5. agendum,
  6. agenetic,
  7. agenitalism,
  8. agenize,
  9. agenosomia,
  10. agent

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

Related formsa·ge·net·ic [ey-juh-net-ik] /ˌeɪ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for agenetic

agenesis

noun

(of an animal or plant) imperfect development
impotence or sterility
Derived Formsagenetic (ˌeɪdʒəˈnɛtɪk), adjective

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Medicine definitions for agenetic

agenesis

[ā-jĕnĭ-sĭs]

n.

Absence or incomplete development of an organ or body part.

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