caenogenesis

cainogenesis or kainogenesis US cenogenesis or kenogenesis

/ (ˌsiːnəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /

noun

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)

Nearby words

  1. caelian,
  2. caelum,
  3. caen,
  4. caen stone,
  5. caeno-,
  6. caenozoic,
  7. caeoma,
  8. caeremoniale episcoporum,
  9. caerleon,
  10. caernarfon

Derived Formscaenogenetic (ˌsiːnəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk), cainogenetic or kainogenetic or US cenogenetic or kenogenetic, adjectivecaenogenetically, cainogenetically or kainogenetically or US cenogenetically or kenogenetically, adverb

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