Xenogenesis
Xenogenesis Xen`o*gen"e*sis, n. [Gr. xe`nos a stranger + E. genesis.] (Biol.) (a) Same as {Heterogenesis}. (b) The fancied production of an organism of one kind by an organism of another. --Huxley. [1913 Webster]

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  • xenogénesis — 1. alternancia de rasgos en generaciones sucesivas; heterogénesis. 2. producción teórica de descendencia totalmente diferente a los padres. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • xenogenesis — [zen΄ōjen′ə sis] n. [ModL: see XENO & GENESIS] Biol. 1. a) SPONTANEOUS GENERATION b) ALTERNATION OF GENERATIONS 2. the supposed production of an individual completely different from either of its parents xenogen …   English World dictionary

  • xenogenesis — see heterogenesis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • xenogenesis — xenogenetic /zen euh jeuh net ik, zee neuh /, xenogenic, adj. /zen euh jen euh sis, zee neuh /, n. Biol. 1. heterogenesis (def. 1). 2. the supposed generation of offspring completely and permanently different from the parent. Also, xenogeny /zeuh …   Universalium

  • xenogenesis — noun /zɛnəʊˈʤɛnəsɪs/ a) A foreign origin or source. b) The production of an offspring that is unlike either of its parents. Syn: xenogeny, heterogenesis …   Wiktionary

  • xenogenesis — n. birth of offspring entirely different from both its parents (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • xenogenesis — xeno·genesis …   English syllables

  • xenogenesis — xen•o•gen•e•sis [[t]ˌzɛn əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌzi nə [/t]] also xe•nog•e•ny [[t]zəˈnɒdʒ ə ni[/t]] n. 1) bio heterogenesis 2) bio the supposed generation of offspring completely and permanently different from the parent • Etymology: 1865–70 xen… …   From formal English to slang

  • xenogenesis — /zɛnəˈdʒɛnəsəs/ (say zenuh jenuhsuhs) noun the supposed generation of offspring completely and permanently different from the parent. Also, xenogeny /zəˈnɒdʒəni/ (say zuh nojuhnee). –xenogenetic /ˌzɛnoʊdʒəˈnɛtɪk/ (say .zenohjuh netik), xenogenic …   Australian English dictionary

  • xenogenesis — noun the alternation of two or more different forms in the life cycle of a plant or animal • Syn: ↑alternation of generations, ↑heterogenesis • Hypernyms: ↑organic phenomenon • Hyponyms: ↑metagenesis, ↑digenesis …   Useful english dictionary

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