Telegony Te*leg"o*ny, n. [Gr. th^le far + root of Gr. ? to be born.] (Biol.) The supposed influence of a father upon offspring subsequent to his own, begotten of the same mother by another father. -- {Te*leg"o*nous}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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