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heterogenesis

[het-er-uh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌhɛt ər əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
noun, Biology
1.
Also, heterogeny
[het-uh-roj-uh-nee] /ˌhɛt əˈrɒdʒ ə ni/ (Show IPA)
. alternation of generations, especially the alternation of parthenogenetic and sexual generations.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; hetero- + -genesis
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British Dictionary definitions for hetero genesis

heterogenesis

/ˌhɛtərəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/
noun
Derived Forms
heterogenetic (ˌhɛtərəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk), heterogenic, adjective
heterogenetically, adverb
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hetero genesis in Medicine

heterogenesis het·er·o·gen·e·sis (hět'ə-rō-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The production of offspring unlike the parents.

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