pedogenesis

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pe·do·gen·e·sis

(pē'dō-jen'ĕ-sis),
Permanent larval stage with sexual development, as in certain gall midges (genus Miastor). Compare: neoteny.
[G. pais (paid-), child, + genesis, origin]

pedogenesis

(pē′dō-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n.

pe′do·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.

pedogenesis

[pē′dōjen′əsis]
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.

pedogenesis

see PAEDOGENESIS.

pedogenesis

metamorphotic phenomenon of production of a number of separate individuals in an intermediate host, e.g. a snail, by a single larval form.
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