<biology> Modified evolution, in which nonprimitive characters make their appearance in consequence of a secondary adaptation of the embryo to the peculiar conditions of its environment; distinguished from palingenesis.

Alternative forms: caenogenesis.

Origin: Gr. New + E. Genesis.

(01 Mar 1998)

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