n. [Gr. tachys, quick; genesis, beginning]
The shortening or acceleration of embryonic development by omitting one or more developmental stages; see bradygenesis.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • tachygenesis — tachy·gen·e·sis (tak″ĭ jenґə sis) [tachy + genesis] the acceleration and compression of ancestral stages in embryonic development …   Medical dictionary

  • tachygenesis — tachy·genesis …   English syllables

  • 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

  • bradygenesis — n. [Gr. bradys, slow; genesis, beginning] Retarded development in ontogeny; see tachygenesis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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

  • Тахигенез — * тахігенез * tachygenesis сокращенное и ускоренное развитие организма с выпадением одной или нескольких стадий в развитии эмбриона или личинки …   Генетика. Энциклопедический словарь

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