monogenetic

[ mon-oh-juh-net-ik ]
/ ˌmɒn oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to monogenesis; monogenous.
(of certain trematode worms) having only one generation in the life cycle, without an intermediate asexual generation.

Nearby words

  1. monogamist,
  2. monogamous,
  3. monogamy,
  4. monogenean,
  5. monogenesis,
  6. monogenic,
  7. monogenism,
  8. monogenous,
  9. monogeny,
  10. monoglot

Origin of monogenetic

First recorded in 1870–75; mono- + genetic

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Examples from the Web for monogenetic

  • In the various colours and dyes we have all phases, and the monogenetic shades almost imperceptibly into the polygenetic.

  • This monogenetic propagation is very common among the protists, both protophyta and protozoa.

    The Wonders of Life|Ernst Haeckel


British Dictionary definitions for monogenetic

monogenetic

monogenous (mɒˈnɒdʒənəs)

/ (ˌmɒnəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or showing monogenesis
of or relating to parasitic animals, such as some flukes, that complete their life cycle on only one host
(of rocks and rock formations) formed from one source or by one process
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