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agenesis

[ey-jen-uh-sis] /eɪˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
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] /ˌeɪ dʒəˈni ʒə, -ʒi ə, -si ə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Neo-Latin; see a-6, genesis
Related forms
agenetic
[ey-juh-net-ik] /ˌeɪ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for agenetic

agenesis

/eɪˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/
noun
1.
(of an animal or plant) imperfect development
2.
impotence or sterility
Derived Forms
agenetic (ˌeɪdʒəˈnɛtɪk) adjective
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agenetic in Medicine

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

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