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Medical Term:

monogenesis

Pronunciation: mon'o-jen'e-sis

Definition

  1. The production of similar organisms in each generation.
  2. The production of young by one parent only, as in nonsexual generation and parthenogenesis.
  3. The process of parasitizing a single host, in which the life cycle of the parasite is passed; Boophilus annulatus, the one-host cattle tick, or certain trematodes of the order Monogenea.

[mono- + G. genesis, origin, production]

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