homogonic life cycle
Life cycle in which all generations are free-living or all are parasitic; there is no (or little) alternation of the two; see hetergonic life cycle.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • heterogonic life cycle — Life cycle involving alternation of parasitic and free living generations; see homogonic life cycle …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 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

  • cycle — 1. A recurrent series of events. 2. A recurring period of time. 3. One successive compression and rarefaction of a wave, as of a sound wave. [G. kyklos, circle] anovulatory c. a …   Medical dictionary

  • heterogonic — het·ero·gon·ic .het ə rə gän ik adj 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… …   Medical dictionary

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