cainogenesis or kainogenesis US cenogenesis or kenogenesis
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the development of structures and organs in an embryo or larva that are adaptations to its way of life and are not retained in the adult formCompare recapitulation (def. 2)
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Derived forms of caenogenesiscaenogenetic (ˌsiːnəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk), cainogenetic or kainogenetic or US cenogenetic or kenogenetic, adjectivecaenogenetically, cainogenetically or kainogenetically or US cenogenetically or kenogenetically, adverb
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