paedogenesis

noun
pae·​do·​gen·​e·​sis | \ˌpē-dō-ˈje-nə-səs \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of paedogenesis 

: reproduction by young or larval animals : neoteny

Other Words from paedogenesis

paedogenetic \ˌpē-​dō-​jə-​ˈne-​tik \ or paedogenic \ˌpē-​dō-​ˈje-​nik \ adjective
paedogenetically \ˌpē-​dō-​jə-​ˈne-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

First Known Use of paedogenesis

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paedogenesis

New Latin

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paedogenesis

noun
pae·​do·​gen·​e·​sis
variants: also pedogenesis \ˌpēd-​ō-​ˈjen-​ə-​səs \
plural paedogeneses\-​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of paedogenesis 

: reproduction by young or larval animals

Other Words from paedogenesis

paedogenetic also pedogenetic \-​jə-​ˈnet-​ik \ adjective

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