- the production of living organisms from other living organisms.
Also bi·og·e·ny [bahy-oj-uh-nee] /baɪˈɒdʒ ə ni/.
Origin of biogenesis
Origin of biogenetics
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On its relation to Haeckel's biogenetic law, see below, p. 255.Form and Function
E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
Ernst Haeckel's biogenetic law is expanded in a psychogenetic law.The Evolution of Love
Carbon is a biogenetic element of the first importance, as I explained in my carbon-theory in 1866.
In this point also we see the biogenetic parallelism between the two great groups of the tissue-plants and tissue-animals.
The biogenetic law applies just as much to the brain, the organ of mind, as to any other organ of the human body.
- (functioning as singular) the branch of biology concerned with altering the genomes of living organisms
- the principle that a living organism must originate from a parent organism similar to itselfCompare abiogenesis
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Word Origin and History for biogenetic
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- The principle that life originates from preexisting life and not from nonliving material.
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- Generation of living organisms from other living organisms.
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