xenogenesis


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xen·o·gen·e·sis

 (zĕn′ə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs, zē′nə-)
n.
The supposed production of offspring markedly different from either parent.

xen′o·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk), xen′o·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.

xenogenesis

(ˌzɛnəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) or

xenogeny

n
1. (Biology) the supposed production of offspring completely unlike either parent
2. (Biology) another name for abiogenesis, alternation of generations
xenogenetic, ˌxenoˈgenic adj

xen•o•gen•e•sis

(ˌzɛn əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌzi nə-)

also xe•nog•e•ny

(zəˈnɒdʒ ə ni)

n.
2. the supposed generation of offspring completely and permanently different from the parent.
[1865–70]
xen`o•ge•net′ic (-dʒəˈnɛt ɪk) xen`o•gen′ic, adj.

xenogenesis, xenogeny

1. abiogenesis; spontaneous generation.
2. metagenesis, or alternation of generations.
3. production of an offspring entirely different from either of the parents. — xenogenetic, xenogenic, adj.
See also: Biology
1. abiogenesis; spontaneous generation.
2. metagenesis, or alternation of generations.
3. production of an offspring entirely different from either of the parents. Also xenogeny.xenogenic, — xenogenetic, adj.
See also: Organisms
1. abiogenesis; spontaneous generation.
2. metagenesis, or alternation of generations.
3. production of an offspring entirely different from either of the parents. Also xenogeny. — xenogenic, xenogenetic, adj.
See also: Heredity
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.xenogenesis - the alternation of two or more different forms in the life cycle of a plant or animal
organic phenomenon - (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
digenesis, metagenesis - alternation of sexual and asexual generations
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On display is a copy of her Xenogenesis trilogy, set after a nuclear holocaust when the few survivors - including Lilith, a black human female - have been plucked from the dying planet by the alien race Oankali who, though lacking ears, eyes or noses, have bodies covered in sensory tentacles.
Technology, the Environment and Biopolitics in Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis.
Thus, the frame of Afrofuturist sonic reference could extend to easily encompass the nonagenarian Egyptian composer Halitn El-Dabh, recognized as the "father of African electronic music," or AACM composer and flutist Nicole Mitchell's Xenogenesis Suite (2008), based on the work of Octa-via Butler.
Michella Erica Green in her analysis of Octavia Butler's XENOGENESIS trilogy maintains that Butler's works "border on the dystopian because she insists on confronting problems that have occurred so often in human communities that they seem almost an unavoidable part of human nature" (qtd in Jim Miller 339).
Here the alien-human congress is explored in essays on Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis trilogy, miscegenation in science fiction TV and film, colonialism in Star Trek, and preoedipal development in Primo Levi's science fiction.
Broad draws on romanticism and postcolonialism in "Body Speaks: Communication and the Limits of Nationalism in Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis Trilogy" to examine ideas of language, communication, and colonial discourses in Butler.
26) The ensuing essays deal with works as diverse as Cormac McCarthy's The Road, Bernard Malamud's God's Grace, Octavia Butler's Parable series and Xenogenesis Trilogy, and zombie narrative.
Xenogenesis in teleost fish through generation of germ-line chimeras by single primordial germ cell transplantation.
The first of these two essays, by Theodora Goss and Riquelme, is an exploration of a concept they call the "Technological Imaginary," which signifies a key trope of Gothic science fiction, through a comparative analysis of Mary Shelley's seminal Gothic text Frankenstein (1818), and, at the other end of our timeline, Octavia Butler's science fiction trilogy, Xenogenesis (now marketed as Lilith's Brood, 2000).
Most critics view stories by the late Octavia Butler through racial (not postracial) lenses, but Vint foregrounds the biological speculation in her Xenogenesis trilogy (1987-89).
In the fifth chapter he examines various versions of The Fly, including George Langelaan's 1957 short story, Kurt Neumann's 1958 film adaptation, and David Cronenberg's 1986 film version, and in the final chapter he turns to Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis trilogy, which includes the novels Dawn (1987), Adulthood Rites (1988), and Imago (1989).
Vocalist Mankwe Ndosi wails and moans in the background, muttering phrases that speak to the point of the album, aptly named Xenogenesis Suite: A Tribute to Octavia Butler.