[ mon-oh-juh-net-ik ]
/ ˌmɒn oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk /
of or relating to monogenesis; monogenous.
(of certain trematode worms) having only one generation in the life cycle, without an intermediate asexual generation.
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British Dictionary definitions for monogenetic
/ (ˌmɒnəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) /
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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