heterogenesis

[ het-er-uh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌhɛt ər əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /
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noun Biology.

Also het·er·og·e·ny [het-uh-roj-uh-nee] /ˌhɛt əˈrɒdʒ ə ni/. alternation of generations, especially the alternation of parthenogenetic and sexual generations.

Origin of heterogenesis

First recorded in 1850–55; hetero- + -genesis
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British Dictionary definitions for heterogenesis

heterogenesis

/ (ˌhɛtərəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /

noun


Derived Forms

heterogenetic (ˌhɛtərəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) or heterogenic, adjectiveheterogenetically, adverb
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Medicine definitions for heterogenesis

heterogenesis

[ hĕt′ə-rō-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n.

The production of offspring unlike the parents.

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