astogeny

noun

as·​tog·​e·​ny
aˈstäjənē
plural -es
: a more or less marked change in size or form shown by all the zooids in colonial animals (such as graptolites) as the colony grows older

Word History

Etymology

probably from Greek astos inhabitant of a city (from asty city) + English -geny

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“Astogeny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/astogeny. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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