heterogonic life cycle
Life cycle involving alternation of parasitic and free-living generations; see homogonic life cycle.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • homogonic — ho·mo·gon·ic .hō mə gän ik, .häm ə , gōn adj being or characterized by a course of development in which one generation of parasites immediately succeeds another <a homogonic life cycle of a nematode worm> compare HETEROGONIC (2a) …   Medical dictionary

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