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caenogenesis

/ˌsiːnəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/
noun
1.
the development of structures and organs in an embryo or larva that are adaptations to its way of life and are not retained in the adult form Compare recapitulation (sense 2)
Derived Forms
caenogenetic (ˌsiːnəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk), cainogenetic, kainogenetic (US) cenogenetic, kenogenetic, adjective
caenogenetically, cainogenetically, kainogenetically (US) cenogenetically, kenogenetically, adverb

kenogenesis

/ˌkiːnəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/
noun
1.
a secondary US spelling of caenogenesis
Derived Forms
kenogenetic (ˌkiːnəʊdʒəˈnɛtɪk) adjective
kenogenetically, adverb
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