metagenesis

noun
meta·gen·e·sis | \ -ˈje-nə-səs \

Definition of metagenesis 

: alternation of generations in animals especially : regular alternation of a sexual and an asexual generation

Other words from metagenesis

metagenetic \-jə-ˈne-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of metagenesis

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metagenesis

New Latin

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metagenesis

noun
meta·gen·e·sis | \ -ˈjen-ə-səs \
plural metageneses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of metagenesis 

: alternation of generations especially : regular alternation of a sexual and an asexual generation

Other words from metagenesis

metagenetic \-jə-ˈnet-ik \ adjective

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