heterogenesis

heterogenesis

[het-er-uh-jen-uh-sis]
noun Biology.
1.
Also, heterogeny [het-uh-roj-uh-nee] . alternation of generations, especially the alternation of parthenogenetic and sexual generations.

Origin:
1850–55; hetero- + -genesis

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heterogenesis (ˌhɛtərəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
 
n
alternation of generations another name for abiogenesis
 
heterogenetic
 
adj
 
hetero'genic
 
adj
 
heteroge'netically
 
adv

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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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