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

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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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