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paedogenesis

noun pae·do·gen·e·sis \ˌpē-dō-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of paedogenesis

  1. :  reproduction by young or larval animals :  neoteny

paedogenetic play \-jə-ˈne-tik\ or paedogenic play \-ˈje-nik\ adjective
paedogenetically play \-jə-ˈne-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Variants of paedogenesis

also pedogenesis \ˌpē-dō-ˈje-nə-səs\

Origin of paedogenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1871


Medical Dictionary

paedogenesis

noun pae·do·gen·e·sis

Medical Definition of paedogenesis

plural paedogeneses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  reproduction by young or larval animals

paedogenetic also pedogenetic \-jə-ˈnet-ik\play adjective


Variants of paedogenesis

also pedogenesis \ˌpēd-ō-ˈjen-ə-səs\play

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