dissogeny

[ dih-soj-uh-nee ]
/ dɪˈsɒdʒ ə ni /

noun Zoology.

the condition in ctenophores in which an individual has two periods of sexual maturity, one in the larval and one in the adult stage.

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Also dis·sog·o·ny [dih-sog-uh-nee] /dɪˈsɒg ə ni/.

Origin of dissogeny

1895–1900; < Greek dissó(s) twofold + -geny
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