dissogeny

noun dis·sog·e·ny \də̇ˈsäjənē\
variants: less commonly

dissogony

\-ägə-\

Definition of dissogeny

plural

-es

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of dissogeny

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


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