[ hahy-puh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /
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underdevelopment of an organ or function, especially in the embryo.
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OTHER WORDS FROM hypogenesishy·po·ge·net·ic [hahy-poh-juh-net-ik], /ˌhaɪ poʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby hypogenesis
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Example sentences from the Web for hypogenesis
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.
Medical definitions for hypogenesis
[ hī′pə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs ]
Underdevelopment of parts or organs of the body.
Other words from hypogenesishy′po•ge•net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
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