Definition of proterogenesis in English:

proterogenesis

noun

Biology
historical
  • The appearance in the early stages of an organism's life of features characteristic of adult forms of its evolutionary descendants.

Origin

1930s. From protero- + -genesis, after German Proterogenesis.

Pronunciation

proterogenesis

/ˌprəʊtərəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/