alloiogenesis

noun

al·​loi·​o·​gen·​e·​sis
ə¦lȯiōˈjenəsə̇s
: alternation of sexual and parthenogenetic generations especially in certain flatworms

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek alloios + New Latin genesis

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alloiogenesis was in 1896

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“Alloiogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alloiogenesis. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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