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dysgenesis

[ dis-jen-uh-sis ]
/ dɪsˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /
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noun
Pathology. defective development of an organ, as of the gonads in Klinefelter's syndrome.
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Origin of dysgenesis

First recorded in 1880–85; dys- + -genesis
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Medical definitions for dysgenesis

dysgenesis
[ dĭs-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n.
Defective or abnormal embryonic development of an organ.
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