variants or less commonly dissogony
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)

Word History


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 24 Apr. 2024.

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