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digenesis

[ dahy-jen-uh-sis ]
/ daɪˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /
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noun Zoology.
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Origin of digenesis

From New Latin, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at di-1, genesis

OTHER WORDS FROM digenesis

di·ge·net·ic [dahy-juh-net-ik], /ˌdaɪ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for digenesis

digenesis
/ (daɪˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /

noun
zoology another name for alternation of generations
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Medical definitions for digenesis

digenesis
[ dī-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n.
Reproduction in distinctive patterns in alternate generations, typically involving alternating sexual and asexual cycles in succeeding host organisms, as seen in malarial parasites and certain trematode flatworms.

Other words from digenesis

di′ge•netic (-jə-nĕtĭk) adj.
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