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xenogenesis

 [zen″o-jen´ĕ-sis]
2. production of offspring unlike either parent.
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xenogenesis

(zĕn′ə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs, zē′nə-)
n.
The supposed production of offspring markedly different from either parent.

xen′o·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk), xen′o·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
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The Xenogenesis series, set in a post-nuclear-apocalypse Earth, explores a familiar tension between Rhetoric and Philosophy or between contingency and solidity (Fish, "Rhetoric" 206, 208; Lilith's Brood 62).
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