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heterogonic

adjective het·ero·gon·ic \ ˌhet-ə-rə-ˈgän-ik \

medical Definition of heterogonic

1 : of, relating to, or marked by allometry
2 a : 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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