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metagenesis

[met-uh-jen-uh-sis]
noun Biology.
  1. reproduction characterized by the alternation of a sexual generation and a generation that reproduces asexually; alternation of generations.
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Origin of metagenesis

First recorded in 1885–90; meta- + genesis
Related formsmet·a·ge·net·ic [met-uh-juh-net-ik] /ˌmɛt ə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, met·a·gen·ic, adjectivemet·a·ge·net·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • Hence the Trachylinae are termed “hypogenetic” medusae to contrast them with the metagenetic Leptolinae.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2

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British Dictionary definitions for metagenetic

metagenesis

noun
  1. another name for alternation of generations
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Derived Formsmetagenetic (ˌmɛtədʒɪˈnɛtɪk) or metagenic, adjectivemetagenetically, adverb
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metagenetic in Medicine

metagenesis

(mĕt′ə-jĕnĭ-sĭs)
n.
  1. alternation of generations