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xenogenesis

[zen-uh-jen-uh-sis, zee-nuh-] /ˌzɛn əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌzi nə-/
noun, Biology
1.
heterogenesis (def 1).
2.
the supposed generation of offspring completely and permanently different from the parent.
Also, xenogeny
[zuh-noj-uh-nee] /zəˈnɒdʒ ə ni/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; xeno- + -genesis
Related forms
xenogenetic
[zen-uh-juh-net-ik, zee-nuh-] /ˌzɛn ə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk, ˌzi nə-/ (Show IPA),
xenogenic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for xenogenic

xenogenesis

/ˌzɛnəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/
noun
1.
the supposed production of offspring completely unlike either parent
Derived Forms
xenogenetic (ˌzɛnəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk), xenogenic, adjective
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xenogenic in Medicine

xenogenesis xen·o·gen·e·sis (zěn'ə-jěn'ĭ-sĭs, zē'nə-)
n.

  1. The supposed production of offspring that are markedly different from either parent.

  2. See alternation of generations.

xenogenic xen·o·gen·ic (zěn'ə-jěn'ĭk, zē'nə-) or xe·nog·e·nous (zə-nŏj'ə-nəs)
adj.

  1. Originating outside the organism or from a foreign substance introduced into the organism.

  2. Xenogeneic.

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