digenesis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n digenesis alternation of sexual and asexual generations
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Digenesis (Biol) The faculty of multiplying in two ways; -- by ova fecundated by spermatic fluid, and asexually, as by buds. See Parthenogenesis.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n digenesis In biology, successive generation by two different processes, as sexual and asexual; parthenogenesis alternating with ordinary sexual reproduction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Digenesis dī-jen′e-sis reproduction by two methods, a sexual followed by an assexual
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. di-, + genesis,