Heterogenesis



[het-er-uh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌhɛt ər əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/

noun, Biology.
1.
Also, heterogeny
[het-uh-roj-uh-nee] /ˌhɛt əˈrɒdʒ ə ni/ (Show IPA). alternation of generations, especially the alternation of parthenogenetic and sexual generations.
2.
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/ˌhɛtərəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/
noun
1.
another name for alternation of generations, abiogenesis

heterogenesis het·er·o·gen·e·sis (hět’ə-rō-jěn’ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The production of offspring unlike the parents.

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