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agenesis

noun agen·e·sis \(ˌ)ā-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of AGENESIS

:  lack or failure of development (as of a body part)

Origin of AGENESIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1879

agenesis

noun agen·e·sis \(ˈ)ā-ˈjen-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural agen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of AGENESIS

:  lack or failure of development (as of a body part)

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