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Cenogenesis   Listen
Cenogenesis

noun
(Also spelled caenogenesis and formerly kenogenesis)
1.
Introduction during embryonic development of characters or structure not present in the earlier evolutionary history of the strain or species (such as the addition of the placenta in mammalian evolution).  Synonyms: caenogenesis, cainogenesis, kainogenesis, kenogenesis.






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Words linked to "Cenogenesis" :   palingenesis, ontogeny, growing, growth, ontogenesis, maturation, development, cenogenetic



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