EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN Origin of digenesis
dating back to
see origin at
genesis Related forms di·ge·net·ic , [dahy-j uh- net-ik] /ˌdaɪ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ adjective
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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. Related forms di′ge•net ( ′ic -jə-nĕt) ′ĭk adj.
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