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pangenesis

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noun pan·gen·e·sis \ˌpan-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of pangenesis

  1. :  a disproven hypothetical mechanism of heredity in which the cells throw off particles that collect in the reproductive products or in buds so that the egg or bud contains particles from all parts of the parent

pan·ge·net·ic play \-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective


Origin of pangenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1868


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pangenesis

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noun pan·gen·e·sis \(ˈ)pan-ˈjen-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of pangenesis

plural pan·gen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  a disproven hypothetical mechanism of heredity in which the cells throw off particles that collect in the reproductive products or in buds so that the egg or bud contains particles from all parts of the parent

  2. pan·ge·net·ic \ˌpan-jə-ˈnet-ik\play adjective




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