digenesis

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


Nearby words

  1. digastric triangle,
  2. digby,
  3. digby chicken,
  4. digby, sir kenelm,
  5. digenea,
  6. digenetic,
  7. digerati,
  8. digest,
  9. digestant,
  10. digester

Origin of digenesis

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

Related formsdi·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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Medicine 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.
Related formsdi′ge•netic (-jə-nĕtĭk) adj.


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