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  1. of, relating to, or characterized by heterogenesis.
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Also het·er·o·gen·ic [het-er-uh-jen-ik] /ˌhɛt ər əˈdʒɛn ɪk/.

Origin of heterogenetic

First recorded in 1870–75; hetero- + -genetic
Related formshet·er·o·ge·net·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for heterogenetic

Historical Examples

  • The two heterogenetic generations are very different in the parasitic suctorial worms (trematodes).

    The Wonders of Life

    Ernst Haeckel

  • Another is the possibility of a descent by leaps, through a metamorphosis of germs or a heterogenetic generation.

heterogenetic in Medicine


  1. Relating to heterogenesis.
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