digenetic

adjective
di·​ge·​net·​ic | \ ˌdī-jə-ˈne-tik How to pronounce digenetic (audio) \

Definition of digenetic

: 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

First Known Use of digenetic

circa 1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for digenetic

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

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The first known use of digenetic was circa 1883

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“Digenetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digenetic. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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digenetic

adjective
di·​ge·​net·​ic | \ ˌdī-jə-ˈnet-ik How to pronounce digenetic (audio) \

Medical Definition of digenetic

1 : of or relating to digenesis
2 : of or relating to the taxon Digenea of trematode worms

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