Definition of Digenesis

1. Noun. Alternation of sexual and asexual generations.


Definition of Digenesis

1. n. The faculty of multiplying in two ways; -- by ova fecundated by spermatic fluid, and asexually, as by buds. See Parthenogenesis.

Definition of Digenesis

1. Noun. (biology) The alternation of sexual and asexual methods of reproduction. ¹

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Definition of Digenesis

1. [n -GENESES]

Medical Definition of Digenesis

1. The faculty of multiplying in two ways; by ova fecundated by spermatic fluid, and asexually, as by buds. See Parthenogenesis. Origin: Pref. Di- + genesis. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Digenesis

digammas
digamous
digamy
digastric
digastric branch of facial nerve
digastric fossa
digastric groove
digastric muscle
digastric notch
digastric triangle
digastrics
digastricus
digenea
digenean
digeneses
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digenite
digenites
digerati
digermane
digermanes
digest
digestant
digested
digestedly
digester
digesters
digestibilities

Literary usage of Digenesis

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1. On Human Entozoa: Comprising the Description of the Different Species of by William Abbotts Smith (1863)
"By the term Alternate Generation, or digenesis, is therefore understood the succession of dissimilar generations, sexual and non-sexual, after which the ..."

2. Animal Parasites and Messmates by Beneden (Pierre Joseph) (1885)
"There is alternation of form, on account of the double multiplication (digenesis) and migration through several individuals. In other words, the young ..."

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