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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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