Definition of Caenogenesis in English :

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1. caenogenesis, cainogenesis, cenogenesis, kainogenesis, kenogenesis

introduction during embryonic development of characters or structure not present in the earlier evolutionary history of the strain or species (such as the addition of the placenta in mammalian evolution)

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see synonyms of caenogenesis
the development of structures and organs in an embryo or larva that are adaptations to its way of life and are not retained in the adult form
Compare recapitulation (sense 2)

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