dissogeny

noun

dis·​sog·​e·​ny
də̇ˈsäjənē
variants or less commonly dissogony
-ägə-
plural -es
: the occurrence of sexual maturity at two distinct periods in the life of an individual (as in the larva and again in the adult of certain ctenophores)

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary diss- + -geny or -gony; originally formed as German dissogonie

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“Dissogeny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissogeny. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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