heterogonic

adjective
het·​ero·​gon·​ic | \ ˌhet-ə-rə-ˈgän-ik How to pronounce heterogonic (audio) \

Medical Definition of heterogonic

1 : of, relating to, or marked by allometry
2a : being or characterized by a course of development in which a generation of parasites is succeeded by a free-living generation a heterogonic life cycle of a nematode worm — compare homogonic
b : relating to or being the free-living generation of a heterogonic life cycle

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“Heterogonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/heterogonic. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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