heterogenesis


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heterogenesis

 [het″er-o-jen´ĕ-sis]

het·er·o·gen·e·sis

(het'ĕr-ō-jen'ĕ-sis),
1. Alternation of generations.
2. Synonym(s): asexual generation
3. Synonym(s): spontaneous generation
[hetero- + G. genesis, production]

heterogenesis

/het·ero·gen·e·sis/ (het″er-o-jen´ĕ-sis)
2. asexual generation.heterogenet´ic

heterogenesis

[-jen′əsis]
Etymology: Gk, heteros + genein, to produce
1 also called heterogamy, heterogeny, heterogony. reproduction that differs in successive generations, such as the alternation of sexual and asexual reproduction, so that offspring have characteristics different from those of the parents. In the asexual stage, it often involves one or more parthenogenetic or hermaphroditic generations, often with various hosts, as in the case of many trematode parasites.
3 See abiogenesis. Compare homogenesis. See also metagenesis. heterogenetic, heterogenic, adj.

het·er·o·gen·e·sis

(het'ĕr-ō-jen'ĕ-sis)
1. Alternation of generations.
2. Synonym(s): asexual generation.
3. Synonym(s): spontaneous generation.
[hetero- + G. genesis, production]

heterogenesis

1. alternation of generations; reproduction differing in character in successive generations.
2. asexual generation.