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.

Nearby words

  1. dissociation,
  2. dissociation sensibility,
  3. dissociative anesthesia,
  4. dissociative disorder,
  5. dissociative reaction,
  6. dissogony,
  7. dissoluble,
  8. dissolute,
  9. dissolutely,
  10. dissolution

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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