rhombogen

noun

rhom·​bo·​gen
ˈrämbəjə̇n,
-ˌjen
variants or rhombogene
-ˌjēn
plural -s
: 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
rhombogenic
¦rämbə¦jenik
adjective
rhombogenous
(ˈ)räm¦bäjənəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

rhomb- + -gen, -gene

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“Rhombogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhombogen. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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