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pedogenesis

Syllabification: ped·o·gen·e·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌpēdōˈjenəsəs
 
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Definition of pedogenesis in English:

noun

Zoology
See neoteny.
Example sentences
  • In gall midges a phenomenon of rare occurrence among insects may be observed: larval reproduction, or paedogenesis.
  • In paedogenesis, however, the unfertilized eggs develop much faster than the individual as a whole and mature already during the larval stage.

Origin

from pedo-1 + genesis.

Derivatives

pedogenetic

1
adjective

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