heterogony

noun
het·​er·​og·​o·​ny | \ ˌhe-tə-ˈrä-gə-nē How to pronounce heterogony (audio) \

Definition of heterogony

1 : alternation of generations especially : alternation of a dioecious with a parthenogenetic generation

Other Words from heterogony

heterogonic \ ˌhe-​tə-​rə-​ˈgä-​nik How to pronounce heterogony (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of heterogony

circa 1887, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of heterogony was circa 1887

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“Heterogony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heterogony. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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heterogony

noun
het·​er·​og·​o·​ny | \ ˌhet-ə-ˈräg-ə-nē How to pronounce heterogony (audio) \
plural heterogonies

Medical Definition of heterogony

1 : alternation of generations especially : alternation of a dioecious generation with a parthenogenetic one

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