dissogeny

dissogeny

[dih-soj-uh-nee]
noun Zoology.
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] .


Origin:
1895–1900; < Greek dissó(s) twofold + -geny

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