from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Biology Reproduction in which a sexual form is produced by fission from an asexual one, as in some annelid worms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A method of reproduction in which a sexual form is produced by fission or by gemmation from a sexless one, as in some worms. Same as metagenesis.
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