AskDefine | Define heterogenesis

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heterogenesis n : the alternation of two or more different forms in the life cycle of a plant or animal [syn: alternation of generations, xenogenesis]

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Noun

heterogenesis
  1. Abnormal organic development.
  2. The birth of a living being from a parent of a different kind; having two different forms in the life cycle.

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