poecilogony

noun
poe·​ci·​log·​o·​ny | \ ˌpēsəˈlägənē \
plural -es

Definition of poecilogony

: 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

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History and Etymology for poecilogony

International Scientific Vocabulary poecil- + -gony

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“Poecilogony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poecilogony. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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