cainogenesis or kainogenesis US cenogenesis or kenogenesis

/ (ˌsiːnəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /


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)

Derived forms of caenogenesis

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