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dissogeny

[dih-soj-uh-nee] /dɪˈsɒdʒ ə ni/
noun, Zoology
1.
the condition in ctenophores in which an individual has two periods of sexual maturity, one in the larval and one in the adult stage.
Also, dissogony
[dih-sog-uh-nee] /dɪˈsɒg ə ni/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Greek dissó(s) twofold + -geny
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