cenogenetic

adjective
ce·​no·​ge·​net·​ic
variants: or coenogenetic or chiefly British caenogenetic \ ˌsē-​nə-​jə-​ˈnet-​ik, ˌsen-​ə-​ How to pronounce caenogenetic (audio) \

Medical Definition of cenogenetic

: relating to or being a specialized adaptive character (as the amnion or chorion surrounding the embryo of higher vertebrates) that is not represented in primitive ancestral forms

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“Cenogenetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cenogenetic. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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