1875–80; < Neo-Latin; see di-1, genesis

digenetic [dahy-juh-net-ik] , adjective
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digenesis (daɪˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
zoology another name for alternation of generations

digenetic (ˌdaɪdʒɪˈnɛtɪk)
1.  of or relating to digenesis
2.  (of parasites) having two hosts

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digenesis di·gen·e·sis (dī-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
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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