ageneses

agenesis

[ey-jen-uh-sis]
noun Pathology.
1.
absence of or failed development of a body part.
2.
sterility; impotence; barrenness.
Also, agenesia [ey-juh-nee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -see-uh] .


Origin:
1850–55; < Neo-Latin; see a-6, genesis

agenetic [ey-juh-net-ik] , adjective
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agenesis (eɪˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
 
n
1.  (of an animal or plant) imperfect development
2.  impotence or sterility
 
agenetic
 
adj

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agenesis a·gen·e·sis (ā-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Absence or incomplete development of an organ or body part.

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