the alternation of dioecious and hermaphroditic individuals in successive generations, as in certain nematodes.
the alternation of parthenogenetic and sexual generations.
Origin of heterogony
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biology the alternation of parthenogenetic and sexual generations in rotifers and similar animals
the condition in plants, such as the primrose, of having flowers that differ from each other in the length of their stamens and stylesCompare homogony
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