an·​isog·​e·​ny | \ ˌaˌnīˈsäjənē \
plural -es

Definition of anisogeny

: the property of exhibiting different inheritance in reciprocal crosses because of consistent differences in the male and female gametes of the parents

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First Known Use of anisogeny

circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anisogeny

anis- entry 1 + -geny

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The first known use of anisogeny was circa 1928

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“Anisogeny.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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