heterogenesis

[het-er-uh-jen-uh-sis]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. heterogeneity,
  2. heterogeneous,
  3. heterogeneous nuclear rna,
  4. heterogeneous radiation,
  5. heterogeneous system,
  6. heterogenetic,
  7. heterogenetic antigen,
  8. heterogenetic parasite,
  9. heterogenic,
  10. heterogenic enterobacterial antigen

Origin of heterogenesis

First recorded in 1850–55; hetero- + -genesis

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British Dictionary definitions for heterogenesis

heterogenesis

noun

Derived Formsheterogenetic (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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