Definition of rhombogen in English:

rhombogen

noun

Zoology
  • In certain mesozoans: a sexual adult form which gives rise to a free-living infusoriform larva.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Francis Maitland Balfour (1851–1882), comparative embryologist and morphologist. From rhombo- + -gen, after French rhombogène.

Pronunciation

rhombogen

/ˈrɒmbədʒ(ə)n/