paedogenesis

noun pae·do·gen·e·sis \ˌpē-dō-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of paedogenesis

  1. :  reproduction by young or larval animals :  neoteny

paedogenetic

play \-jə-ˈne-tik\ or

paedogenic

play \-ˈje-nik\ adjective

paedogenetically

play \-jə-ˈne-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of paedogenesis

less commonly

\ˌpē-dō-ˈje-nə-səs\

Origin and Etymology of paedogenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1871


Medical Dictionary

paedogenesis

noun pae·do·gen·e·sis

Medical Definition of paedogenesis

plural

paedogeneses

\-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  reproduction by young or larval animals

paedogenetic

also

pedogenetic

\-jə-ˈnet-ik\play adjective

Variants of paedogenesis

also

pedogenesis

\ˌpēd-ō-ˈjen-ə-səs\play

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