digenesis

[dahy-jen-uh-sis]
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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 digenetic

digenetic

adjective zoology
  1. of or relating to digenesis
  2. (of parasites) having two hosts

digenesis

noun
  1. zoology another name for alternation of generations
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digenetic in Medicine

digenesis

[dī-jĕnĭ-sĭs]
n.
  1. 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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