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digenesis

[dahy-jen-uh-sis] /daɪˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
noun, Zoology
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Neo-Latin; see di-1, genesis
Related forms
digenetic
[dahy-juh-net-ik] /ˌdaɪ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for digenetic

digenetic

/ˌdaɪdʒɪˈnɛtɪk/
adjective (zoology)
1.
of or relating to digenesis
2.
(of parasites) having two hosts

digenesis

/daɪˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/
noun
1.
(zoology) another name for alternation of generations
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digenetic in Medicine

digenesis di·gen·e·sis (dī-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Reproduction in distinctive patterns in alternate generations, typically involving alternating sexual and asexual cycles in succeeding host organisms, as seen in malarial parasites and certain trematode flatworms.


di'ge·net'ic (-jə-nět'ĭk) adj.
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