rhom·​bo·​gen | \ ˈrämbəjə̇n, -ˌjen \
variants: or rhombogene \ -​ˌjēn \
plural -s

Definition of rhombogen

: the form of a mesozoan of the order Dicyemida that occurs in the sexually mature host, arises from a final generation of nematogens, and gives rise to free-swimming ciliated larvae — compare infusorigen

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Other Words from rhombogen

rhombogenic \ ¦rämbə¦jenik \ adjective
rhombogenous \ (ˈ)räm¦bäjənəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for rhombogen

rhomb- + -gen, -gene

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“Rhombogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhombogen. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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