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biogenesis

[bahy-oh-jen-uh-sis]
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noun
  1. the production of living organisms from other living organisms.
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Also bi·og·e·ny [bahy-oj-uh-nee] /baɪˈɒdʒ ə ni/.

Origin of biogenesis

bio- + genesis, coined by T.H. Huxley in 1870
Related formsbi·o·ge·net·ic [bahy-oh-juh-net-ik] /ˌbaɪ oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, bi·o·ge·net·i·cal, bi·og·e·nous, adjectivebi·o·ge·net·i·cal·ly, adverb

biogenetics

[bahy-oh-juh-net-iks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. genetic engineering.
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Origin of biogenetics

Related formsbi·o·ge·net·ic, adjectivebi·o·ge·net·i·cist, noun
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Examples from the Web for biogenetic

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • Carbon is a biogenetic element of the first importance, as I explained in my carbon-theory in 1866.

    The Wonders of Life

    Ernst Haeckel

  • In this point also we see the biogenetic parallelism between the two great groups of the tissue-plants and tissue-animals.

    The Wonders of Life

    Ernst Haeckel

  • The biogenetic law applies just as much to the brain, the organ of mind, as to any other organ of the human body.

    The Wonders of Life

    Ernst Haeckel


British Dictionary definitions for biogenetic

biogenetics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) the branch of biology concerned with altering the genomes of living organisms
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biogenesis

noun
  1. the principle that a living organism must originate from a parent organism similar to itselfCompare abiogenesis
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Derived Formsbiogenetic, biogenetical or biogenous (baɪˈɒdʒənəs), adjectivebiogenetically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for biogenetic

biogenesis

n.

also bio-genesis, 1870, "theory that living organisms arise only from pre-existing living matter," coined by English biologist T.H. Huxley (1825-1895) from Greek bios "life" (see bio-) + genesis (q.v.). Related: Biogenetic; biogenetical.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

biogenetic in Medicine

biogenesis

(bī′ō-jĕnĭ-sĭs)
n.
  1. The principle that life originates from preexisting life and not from nonliving material.
  2. biosynthesis
Related formsbi′o•ge•netic (-jə-nĕtĭk) null adj.

biogenetic in Science

biogenesis

[bī′ō-jĕnĭ-sĭs]