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ectogenesis

[ek-toh-jen-uh-sis]
noun Biology.
  1. development outside the body, as of an embryo in an artificial environment.
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Origin of ectogenesis

From New Latin, dating back to 1905–10; see origin at ecto-, -genesis
Related formsec·to·ge·net·ic [ek-toh-juh-net-ik] /ˌɛk toʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective
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  • Plate has recently given this "definitely directed variation" the name of ectogenetic orthogenesis, or, briefly, ectogenesis.

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    Ernst Haeckel


British Dictionary definitions for ectogenesis

ectogenesis

noun
  1. the growth of an organism outside the body in which it would normally be found, such as the growth of an embryo outside the mother's body or the growth of bacteria outside the body of a host
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Derived Formsectogenetic, ectogenic or ectogenous (ɛkˈtɒdʒɪnəs), adjectiveectogenically, adverb
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