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blastogenesis

[ blas-tuh-jen-uh-sis ]

noun

, Biology.
  1. reproduction by budding.
  2. the theory of the transmission of hereditary characters by germ plasm.


blastogenesis

/ ˌblæstəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs /

noun

  1. the theory that inherited characteristics are transmitted only by germ plasm See also pangenesis
  2. asexual reproduction, esp budding


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Derived Forms

  • ˌblastoˈgenic, adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of blastogenesis1

First recorded in 1885–90; blasto- + -genesis

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