het·ero·gon·ic .het-ə-rə-'gän-ik adj
1) of, relating to, or marked by allometry
2 a) being or characterized by a course of development in which a generation of parasites is succeeded by a free-living generation <a \heterogonic life cycle of a nematode worm> compare HOMOGONIC
b) relating to or being the free-living generation of a heterogonic life cycle

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  • heterogonic — adjective see heterogony …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heterogonic — adj. characterized by alternating generations in the life cycle of a plant or animal (generally a sexual with an asexual generation); allometric, pertaining to the relative growth of a part in relation to a whole body …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heterogonic — het·er·o·gon·ic …   English syllables

  • heterogonic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • heterogonic coefficient — see allometric coefficient …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • heterogonic life cycle — Life cycle involving alternation of parasitic and free living generations; see homogonic life cycle …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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  • heterogony — noun Date: circa 1887 1. alternation of generations; especially alternation of a dioecious with a parthenogenetic generation 2. allometry • heterogonic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • allometric coefficient — The slope of the logarithmic growth curve of the measurement of an organ or part against that of the whole remainder or another part; sometimes referred to as the heterogonic or heteroausecic coefficient …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • heterauxesis — n. [Gr. heteros, different; auxesis, growth] Disproportionate growth of a structure in relation to the rest of the body; heterogonic or allometric growth; see bradyauxesis, isauxesis, tachyauxesis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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