homogonic

homogonic
ho·mo·gon·ic .hō-mə-'gän-ik, .häm-ə-, -'gōn- adj being or characterized by a course of development in which one generation of parasites immediately succeeds another <a \homogonic life cycle of a nematode worm> compare HETEROGONIC (2a)

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  • homogonic — homo·gon·ic …   English syllables

  • homogonic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|gänik, |gōn adjective Etymology: hom + gonic (from gone + ic) : being that course of development in which one generation of parasites immediately succeeds another used of various nematode worms; distinguished from heterogonic …   Useful english dictionary

  • homogonic life cycle — Life cycle in which all generations are free living or all are parasitic; there is no (or little) alternation of the two; see hetergonic life cycle …   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

  • cycle — 1. A recurrent series of events. 2. A recurring period of time. 3. One successive compression and rarefaction of a wave, as of a sound wave. [G. kyklos, circle] anovulatory c. a …   Medical dictionary

  • heterogonic — 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… …   Medical dictionary

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