Heterogeneratae

plural noun Het·ero·gen·er·a·tae \ ˌhetə(ˌ)rōˌjenəˈrät(ˌ)ē , -ˈrāt(ˌ)ē \

Definition of Heterogeneratae

: a class of brown algae including those having two alternating generations unlike in vegetative structure, the larger sporophyte being often macroscopic and the smaller gametophyte usually microscopic — compare isogeneratae

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Origin and Etymology of heterogeneratae

New Latin, from heter- + Latin generatae (feminine plural of generatus, past participle of generare to generate)


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