pangenesis


pan·gen·e·sis

noun \ˌpan-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of PANGENESIS

:  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 \-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective

Origin of PANGENESIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1868

pan·gen·e·sis

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

Medical Definition of PANGENESIS

: 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 \ˌpan-jə-ˈnet-ik\ adjective

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