pangenesis

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noun pan·gen·e·sis \ˌpan-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of pangenesis

  1. :  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

pangenetic

play \-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of pangenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1868


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pangenesis

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noun pan·gen·e·sis \(ˈ)pan-ˈjen-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of pangenesis

plural

pangeneses

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  1. :  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

pangenetic

\ˌpan-jə-ˈnet-ik\play adjective

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