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met·a·gen·e·sis

 (mĕt′ə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Alternation of generations between sexual and asexual forms.

met′a·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
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metagenesis

(ˌmɛtəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
n
(Biology) another name for alternation of generations
metagenetic, ˌmetaˈgenic adj
ˌmetageˈnetically adv
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met•a•gen•e•sis

(ˌmɛt əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs)

n.
reproduction characterized by the alternation of a sexual generation and a generation that reproduces asexually; alternation of generations.
[1885–90]
met`a•ge•net′ic (-dʒəˈnɛt ɪk) met`a•gen′ic, adj.
met`a•ge•net′i•cal•ly, adv.
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metagenesis

alternation of generations across reproductive cycles. Cf. xenogenesis.metagenetic, metagenic, adj.
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Noun1.metagenesis - alternation of sexual and asexual generations
alternation of generations, heterogenesis, xenogenesis - the alternation of two or more different forms in the life cycle of a plant or animal
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