progenesis

noun
pro·​gen·​e·​sis | \ -ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce progenesis (audio) \
plural progeneses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce progeneses (audio) \

Medical Definition of progenesis

: precocious sexual reproduction in a trematode worm in which metacercariae or sometimes cercariae may lay eggs capable of repeating the life cycle

Other Words from progenesis

progenetic \ -​jə-​ˈnet-​ik How to pronounce progenetic (audio) \ adjective

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“Progenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/progenesis. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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