heterogenesis

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

nounBiology.
  1. 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

1
First recorded in 1850–55; hetero- + -genesis

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British Dictionary definitions for heterogenesis

heterogenesis

/ (ˌhɛtərəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /


Derived forms of heterogenesis

  • heterogenetic (ˌhɛtərəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) or heterogenic, adjective
  • heterogenetically, adverb

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