Definition of syngenesis
1 : sexual reproduction; specifically : derivation of the zygote from both paternal and maternal substance —called also ovism and spermism
2 : encasement 1b
3 : community of origin : blood relationship
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Origin and Etymology of syngenesis
New Latin, from syn- + genesis
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