n. [Gr. bradys, slow; genesis, beginning]
Retarded development in ontogeny; see tachygenesis.

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  • bradygenesis — brady·gen·e·sis (brad″e genґə sis) [brady + genesis] the lengthening of certain stages in embryonic development …   Medical dictionary

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  • bradygenesis — |brādə̇+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from brady + genesis biology : retardation of development by prolonging certain ancestral stages compare lipogenesis, tachygenesis …   Useful english dictionary

  • tachygenesis — n. [Gr. tachys, quick; genesis, beginning] The shortening or acceleration of embryonic development by omitting one or more developmental stages; see bradygenesis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • tachygenesis — |takə̇+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from tachy + Latin genesis 1. : acceleration of development by the shortening of ancestral stages during embryonic development compare bradygenesis, lipogenesis 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • lipogenesis — I. ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from lip + Latin genesis : formation of fat in the living body especially when excessive or abnormal II. noun Etymology: New Lat …   Useful english dictionary