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heterogony

[het-uh-rog-uh-nee] /ˌhɛt əˈrɒg ə ni/
noun, Biology
1.
the alternation of dioecious and hermaphroditic individuals in successive generations, as in certain nematodes.
2.
the alternation of parthenogenetic and sexual generations.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; hetero- + -gony
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heterogony

/ˌhɛtəˈrɒɡənɪ/
noun
1.
(biology) the alternation of parthenogenetic and sexual generations in rotifers and similar animals
2.
the condition in plants, such as the primrose, of having flowers that differ from each other in the length of their stamens and styles Compare homogony
Derived Forms
heterogonous, adjective
heterogonously, adverb
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