adjective Etymology: New Latin Digenetica, subclass name (synonym of Digenea), from di- + genetica, neuter plural of geneticus genetic Date: circa 1883 of or relating to a subclass (Digenea) of trematode worms in which sexual reproduction as an internal parasite of a vertebrate alternates with asexual reproduction in a mollusk

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  • digenetic — DIGENÉTIC, Ă adj. (biol.) Care prezintă digeneză. [cf. fr. digénétique]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 22.02.2005. Sursa: DN  DIGENÉTIC, Ă adj. care prezintă digeneză. (< fr. digénétique) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • digenetic — adj. [Gr. dis, twice; genesis, beginning] With sexual reproduction in the mature forms and asexual reproduction in larval stages …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • digenetic — adjective Pertaining to digenesis. Syn: heteroxenous, metagenetic …   Wiktionary

  • digenetic — 1. Pertaining to or characterized by digenesis. SYN: heteroxenous. 2. Pertaining to the d. fluke. * * * di·ge·net·ic .dī jə net ik adj 1) of or relating to digenesis 2) of or relating to the taxon Digenea of trematode worms * * * di·ge·net·ic… …   Medical dictionary

  • digenetic — adj. (Zoology) of creation in two ways, of reproduction by both sexual and asexual methods …   English contemporary dictionary

  • digenetic — di·genetic …   English syllables

  • digenetic — |dī+ adjective Etymology: in sense 1, from di + genetic; in sense 2, from New Latin Digenetica 1. : of or relating to digenesis 2. : of or relating to Digenea …   Useful english dictionary

  • digenesis — digenetic /duy jeuh net ik/, adj. /duy jen euh sis/, n. Zool. See alternation of generations. [1875 80; < NL; see DI 1, GENESIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • Schistosoma — A genus of digenetic trematodes, including the important blood flukes of humans and domestic animals, that cause schistosomiasis; characterized by elongate shape, by separate sexes with marked sexual dimorphism, by their unusual location in the… …   Medical dictionary

  • sporocyst — 1. A larval form of digenetic trematode (fluke) that develops in the body of its molluscan intermediate host, usually a snail; the s. forms a simple saclike structure with germinal cells that bud off internally and …   Medical dictionary

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