[ dahy-jen-uh-sis ]
/ daɪˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /

noun Zoology.

Origin of digenesis

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

Related forms

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


/ (daɪˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /


zoology another name for alternation of generations
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Medicine definitions for digenesis


[ dī-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]


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•netic (-jə-nĕtĭk) adj.
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