underdevelopment of an organ or function, especially in the embryo.
- hy·po·ge·net·ic [hahy-poh-juh-net-ik], /ˌhaɪ poʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use hypogenesis in a sentence
All simple forms of sexual reproduction without alternation of generations are comprised under the title of hypogenesis.The Wonders of Life | Ernst Haeckel
In some other cases medusoid develops directly from medusoid (hypogenesis), whether by sexual cells or by gemmation.