metagenesis

noun
meta·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌme-tə-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce metagenesis (audio) \

Definition of metagenesis

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

Other Words from metagenesis

metagenetic \ ˌme-​tə-​jə-​ˈne-​tik How to pronounce metagenesis (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of metagenesis

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metagenesis

New Latin

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“Metagenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metagenesis. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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metagenesis

noun
meta·​gen·​e·​sis | \ -ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce metagenesis (audio) \
plural metageneses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce metagenesis (audio) \

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 How to pronounce metagenesis (audio) \ adjective

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