xenogenesis

[ zen-uh-jen-uh-sis, zee-nuh- ]
/ ˌzɛn əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌzi nə- /

noun Biology.

the supposed generation of offspring completely and permanently different from the parent.

Nearby words

  1. xenocryst,
  2. xenocurrency,
  3. xenodiagnosis,
  4. xenogamy,
  5. xenogeneic,
  6. xenogenetic,
  7. xenogenic,
  8. xenogeny,
  9. xenoglossia,
  10. xenograft

Also xe·nog·e·ny [zuh-noj-uh-nee] /zəˈnɒdʒ ə ni/.

Origin of xenogenesis

First recorded in 1865–70; xeno- + -genesis

Related formsxen·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 xenogenic

xenogenesis

/ (ˌzɛnəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /

noun

the supposed production of offspring completely unlike either parent
Derived Formsxenogenetic (ˌzɛnəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) or xenogenic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for xenogenic

xenogenic

[ zĕn′ə-jĕnĭk, zē′nə- ]

adj.

Originating outside the organism or from a foreign substance introduced into the organism.
Xenogeneic.

xenogenesis

[ zĕn′ə-jĕnĭ-sĭs, zē′nə- ]

n.

The supposed production of offspring that are markedly different from either parent.
alternation of generations

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