- underdevelopment of an organ or function, especially in the embryo.
Origin of hypogenesis
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All simple forms of sexual reproduction without alternation of generations are comprised under the title of hypogenesis.The Wonders of Life
In some other cases medusoid develops directly from medusoid (hypogenesis), whether by sexual cells or by gemmation.
- Underdevelopment of parts or organs of the body.
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