paedogenesis

noun
pae·​do·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌpē-dō-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce paedogenesis (audio) \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of paedogenesis

: reproduction by young or larval animals : neoteny

Other Words from paedogenesis

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

First Known Use of paedogenesis

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paedogenesis

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“Paedogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paedogenesis. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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paedogenesis

noun
pae·​do·​gen·​e·​sis
variants: also pedogenesis \ ˌpēd-​ō-​ˈjen-​ə-​səs How to pronounce paedogenesis (audio) \
plural paedogeneses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce paedogenesis (audio) \

Medical Definition of paedogenesis

: reproduction by young or larval animals

Other Words from paedogenesis

paedogenetic also pedogenetic \ -​jə-​ˈnet-​ik How to pronounce paedogenesis (audio) \ adjective

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