Metagenesis definition

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Alternation of generations between sexual and asexual forms.
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(biol.) Reproduction in which there is alternation of an asexual with a sexual generation, as in many cnidarians.
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Alternation of generations between sexual and asexual forms.
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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.

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Origin of metagenesis

  • meta- +"Ž -genesis

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