pangenesis

noun
pan·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌpan-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce pangenesis (audio) \

Definition of pangenesis

: a disproven hypothetical mechanism of heredity in which the cells throw off particles that collect in the reproductive products or in buds so that the egg or bud contains particles from all parts of the parent

Other Words from pangenesis

pangenetic \ ˌpan-​jə-​ˈne-​tik How to pronounce pangenetic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of pangenesis

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pangenesis

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The first known use of pangenesis was in 1868

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“Pangenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pangenesis. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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pangenesis

noun
pan·​gen·​e·​sis | \ (ˈ)pan-ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce pangenesis (audio) \
plural pangeneses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce pangeneses (audio) \

Medical Definition of pangenesis

: a disproven hypothetical mechanism of heredity in which the cells throw off particles that collect in the reproductive products or in buds so that the egg or bud contains particles from all parts of the parent

Other Words from pangenesis

pangenetic \ ˌpan-​jə-​ˈnet-​ik How to pronounce pangenetic (audio) \ adjective

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