[ kat-uh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌkæt əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /
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the retrogressive evolution of a species.Compare anagenesis (def. 1).
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OTHER WORDS FROM catagenesiscat·a·ge·net·ic [kat-uh-juh-net-ik], /ˌkæt ə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective
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[ kăt′ə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs ]
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