(Het`er*o*gen"e*sis) n. [Hetero- + genesis.]
1. (Biol.) Spontaneous generation, so called.
2. (Biol.) That method of reproduction in which the successive generations differ from each other, the
parent organism producing offspring different in habit and structure from itself, the original form, however,
reappearing after one or more generations; opposed to homogenesis, or gamogenesis.
(Het`er*o*ge*net"ic) a. (Biol.) Relating to heterogenesis; as, heterogenetic transformations.
(Het`er*og"e*nist) n. (Biol.) One who believes in the theory of spontaneous generation,
or heterogenesis. Bastian.
(Het`er*og"e*nous) a. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to heterogenesis; heterogenetic.
(Het`er*og"e*ny) n. (Biol.) Heterogenesis.
(Het`er*og"o*nous) a. (Bot.) Characterized by heterogony. Het`er*og"o*nous*ly,
(Het`er*og"o*ny) n. [Hetero- + Gr. offspring.] (Bot.) The condition of having two or more
kinds of flowers, different as to the length of their stamens and pistils.
(Het`er*o*graph"ic) a. [See Heterography.] Employing the same letters to represent
different sounds in different words or syllables; said of methods of spelling; as, the ordinary English
orthography is heterographic.
(Het`er*og"ra*phy) n. [Hetero- + -graphy.] That method of spelling in which the same
letters represent different sounds in different words, as in the ordinary English orthography; e. g., g in
get and in ginger.
(Het`er*og"y*nous) a. [Hetero- + Gr. a woman, female.] (Zoöl.) Having females very
unlike the males in form and structure; as certain insects, the males of which are winged, and the