heterogony

noun het·er·og·o·ny \ ˌhe-tə-ˈrä-gə-nē \

Definition of heterogony

1 : alternation of generations; especially : alternation of a dioecious with a parthenogenetic generation
2 : allometry

heterogonic

play \ˌhe-tə-rə-ˈgä-nik\ adjective

First Known Use of heterogony

circa 1887

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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heterogony

noun het·er·og·o·ny \ ˌhet-ə-ˈräg-ə-nē \

medical Definition of heterogony

plural heterogonies
1 : alternation of generations; especially : alternation of a dioecious generation with a parthenogenetic one
2 : allometry

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