pedogenesis(redirected from Soil formation)
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Permanent larval stage with sexual development, as in certain gall midges (genus Miastor). Compare: neoteny.
[G. pais (paid-), child, + genesis, origin]
pe′do·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
Etymology: Gk, pais, child, genesis, origin
the production of offspring by young or larval forms of animals, often by parthenogenesis, as in certain amphibians. Also spelled paedogenesis. -pedogenetic, adj.
metamorphotic phenomenon of production of a number of separate individuals in an intermediate host, e.g. a snail, by a single larval form.