kenogenesis definition

  • noun:
    • alternate as a type of caenogenesis.
    • changed advancement, where nonprimitive figures make their appearance in result of another adaptation of this embryo into unusual problems of its environment; -- distinguished from palingenesis.
    • Vitiated evolution, as distinguished from hereditary advancement; ontogenesis changed by version, therefore untrue to its kind; that improvement an individual germ which cannot undoubtedly epitomize and duplicate the phylogenetic development of its race or stock: the opposite of palingenesis. See biogeny. Also kenogeny.
    • introduction during embryonic improvement characters or construction perhaps not contained in the earlier evolutionary history of the strain or species (for instance the addition of this placenta in mammalian development)

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