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Absence or incomplete development of an organ or body part.


(eɪˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) or


1. (Pathology) (of an animal or plant) imperfect development
2. (Pathology) impotence or sterility
agenetic adj


(eɪˈdʒɛn ə sɪs)

also a•ge•ne•sia

(ˌeɪ dʒəˈni ʒə)

absence or failed development of a body part.
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Noun1.agenesis - imperfect developmentagenesis - imperfect development; nondevelopment of a part
nondevelopment - failure of normal development to occur


n. agénesis, agenesia.
1. defecto congénito en el desarrollo de un órgano o parte del cuerpo;
2. esterilidad; impotencia.
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