- The definition of metagenesis is the reproduction cycle of an organism that alternates between sexual and asexual generations.
An example of metagenesis is the reproduction cycle of a cnidarian.
metagenesis definition by Webster's New World
Biol. reproduction in which there is alternation of an asexual with a sexual generation, as in many cnidarians
Origin: ModL: see meta- and amp; -genesis
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- metagenetic adjective
metagenesis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- metˌa·ge·netˈic adjective
metagenesis - Medical Definition