Catagenetic

catagenesis

[kat-uh-jen-uh-sis]
noun Biology.
the retrogressive evolution of a species. Compare anagenesis ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1880–85; cata- + genesis

catagenetic [kat-uh-juh-net-ik] , adjective
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catagenesis cat·a·gen·e·sis (kāt'ə-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
See involution.

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