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metagenesis

[met-uh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌmɛt əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
noun, Biology
1.
reproduction characterized by the alternation of a sexual generation and a generation that reproduces asexually; alternation of generations.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; meta- + genesis
Related forms
metagenetic
[met-uh-juh-net-ik] /ˌmɛt ə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
metagenic, adjective
metagenetically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for metagenetic

metagenesis

/ˌmɛtəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/
noun
1.
another name for alternation of generations
Derived Forms
metagenetic (ˌmɛtədʒɪˈnɛtɪk), metagenic, adjective
metagenetically, adverb
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metagenetic in Medicine

metagenesis met·a·gen·e·sis (mět'ə-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
See alternation of generations.

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