metagenesis


meta·gen·e·sis

noun \-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of METAGENESIS

:  alternation of generations in animals; especially :  regular alternation of a sexual and an asexual generation
meta·ge·net·ic \-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective

Origin of METAGENESIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1849

meta·gen·e·sis

noun \-ˈjen-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural meta·gen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of METAGENESIS

: alternation of generations; especially : regular alternation of a sexual and an asexual generation
meta·ge·net·ic \-jə-ˈnet-ik\ adjective

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