pangenesis

noun
pan·gen·e·sis | \ ˌpan-ˈje-nə-səs \

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 \ adjective

First Known Use of pangenesis

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pangenesis

New Latin

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pangenesis

noun
pan·gen·e·sis | \ (ˈ)pan-ˈjen-ə-səs \
plural pangeneses\-ˌsēz \

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 \ adjective

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