digenetic

adjective

di·​ge·​net·​ic ˌdī-jə-ˈne-tik How to pronounce digenetic (audio)
: of or relating to a subclass (Digenea) of trematode worms in which sexual reproduction as an internal parasite of a vertebrate alternates with asexual reproduction in a mollusk

Word History

Etymology

New Latin Digenetica, subclass name (synonym of Digenea), from di- + genetica, neuter plural of geneticus genetic

First Known Use

circa 1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of digenetic was circa 1883

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Cite this Entry

“Digenetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digenetic. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

digenetic

adjective
di·​ge·​net·​ic ˌdī-jə-ˈnet-ik How to pronounce digenetic (audio)
1
: of or relating to digenesis
2
: of or relating to the taxon Digenea of trematode worms
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