xenogenesis

noun xeno·genesis \ˌzenə+\

Definition of xenogenesis

  1. :  the fancied production of an organism altogether and permanently unlike the parent

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Origin and Etymology of xenogenesis

New Latin, from xen- + Latin genesis


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