[ zen-uh-jen-uh-sis, zee-nuh- ]
/ ˌzɛn əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌzi nə- /
the supposed generation of offspring completely and permanently different from the parent.
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Also xe·nog·e·ny [zuh-noj-uh-nee] /zəˈnɒdʒ ə ni/.
OTHER WORDS FROM xenogenesisxen·o·ge·net·ic [zen-uh-juh-net-ik, zee-nuh-] /ˌzɛn ə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk, ˌzi nə-/, xen·o·gen·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for xenogenesis
/ (ˌzɛnəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /
Derived forms of xenogenesisxenogenetic (ˌzɛnəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) or xenogenic, adjective
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Medical definitions for xenogenesis
[ zĕn′ə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs, zē′nə- ]
The supposed production of offspring that are markedly different from either parent.
alternation of generations
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