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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ey-jen-uh-sis]
    • /eɪˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
    • /vəˌdʒaɪ.nəl əˈdʒen.ə.sɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-jen-uh-sis]
    • /eɪˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/

Definitions of agenesis word

  • noun agenesis (of an animal or plant) imperfect development 3
  • noun agenesis impotence or sterility 3
  • noun agenesis congenital absence of an organ or other part of the body 3
  • noun agenesis absence of or failed development of a body part. 1
  • noun agenesis sterility; impotence; barrenness. 1
  • noun agenesis Any imperfect development of the body, or any anomaly of organization. 1

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Origin of agenesis

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
From New Latin, dating back to 1850-55; See origin at a-6, genesis

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Parts of speech for Agenesis


agenesis popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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