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anagenesis

[an-uh-jen-uh-sis]
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noun
  1. Biology. the progressive evolution of a species.Compare catagenesis.
  2. Physiology. the regeneration of tissue.
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Origin of anagenesis

From New Latin, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at ana-, genesis
Related formsan·a·ge·net·ic [an-uh-juh-net-ik] /ˌæn ə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, an·a·ge·net·i·cal, adjective
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