poecilogony

noun

poe·​ci·​log·​o·​ny
ˌpēsəˈlägənē
plural -es
: a supposed method of development occurring in invertebrate animals where in the same species there are two kinds of young although the adults are exactly alike

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary poecil- + -gony

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“Poecilogony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poecilogony. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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