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Pronunciation: di-jen'e-sis

Definition: Reproduction in distinctive patterns in alternate generations, as seen in the nonsexual (invertebrate) and the sexual (vertebrate) cycles of digenetic trematode parasites.

[G. di-, two, + G. genesis, generation]

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