xenogeny

xenogenesis

[zen-uh-jen-uh-sis, zee-nuh-]
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] .


Origin:
1865–70; xeno- + -genesis

xenogenetic [zen-uh-juh-net-ik, zee-nuh-] , xenogenic, adjective
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xenogenesis (ˌzɛnəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
 
n
1.  the supposed production of offspring completely unlike either parent
2.  abiogenesis another name for alternation of generations
 
xenogenetic
 
adj
 
xeno'genic
 
adj

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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.

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