metagenesis

noun

meta·​gen·​e·​sis ˌme-tə-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce metagenesis (audio)
: alternation of generations in animals
especially : regular alternation of a sexual and an asexual generation
metagenetic adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metagenesis was in 1849

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“Metagenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metagenesis. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

metagenesis

noun
meta·​gen·​e·​sis -ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce metagenesis (audio)
plural metageneses -ˌsēz How to pronounce metagenesis (audio)
: alternation of generations
especially : regular alternation of a sexual and an asexual generation
metagenetic adjective

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