[ ek-toh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌɛk toʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /
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noun Biology.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM ectogenesis

ec·to·ge·net·ic [ek-toh-juh-net-ik], /ˌɛk toʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ectogenesis

/ (ˌɛktəʊˈdʒɛnəsɪs) /


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

Derived forms of ectogenesis

ectogenetic, ectogenic or ectogenous (ɛkˈtɒdʒɪnəs), adjectiveectogenically, adverb
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