digenetic

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adjective di·ge·net·ic \ˌdī-jə-ˈne-tik\

Definition of digenetic

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of digenetic

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


First Known Use: circa 1883


Medical Dictionary

digenetic

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adjective di·ge·net·ic \ˌdī-jə-ˈnet-ik\

Medical Definition of digenetic

  1. 1:  of or relating to digenesis

  2. 2:  of or relating to the taxon Digenea of trematode worms


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