heterogenesis definition

  • noun:
    • irregular organic development.
    • The beginning of a living being from a parent of another sort; having two variations within the life period.
    • Spontaneous generation, so called.
    • That approach to reproduction where successive years change from both, the parent organism creating offspring various in habit and framework from it self, the first type, but reappearing after more than one generations; -- in opposition to homogenesis, or gamogenesis.
    • Production by an external cause — that's, a reason distinct from the result. Also called heterogeny.
    • In biology: The natural generation of pets and veggies reduced in the scale of business from inorganic elements; abiogenesis.
    • That sorts of generation when the moms and dad, whether plant or pet, produces offspring varying in construction and habit from itself, but in which after more than one years the original type reappears.
    • the alternation of two or more variations in the life pattern of a plant or pet

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